Was that not picture perfect autumn weather this past weekend? I love those cool sunny days that often make appearances this time of year. Autumn is very different from spring despite their relative similarities in the orbital period around the sun.
Autumn is bright and colorful where as spring is soft and pastel. Both are beautiful but Autumn is a bit more dramatic as it is a shorter transition from the warmth of summer to the chill of winter.
Springtime can start as early as the end of February and runs consistently through June. Frankly, springtime is our longest season except on those occasions where we get a longer than average winter. Autumn however comes on fast in October and quickly pushes us into the cold, dark and damp of winter in about 6 weeks time.
This is it my friends, this is your last chance to get out on the trails, ride the bikes, hang out on the patios of our local waterfront restaurants. Fall doesn’t mess around in these parts. It gets cool, the leaves change over fast and furious with spectacular flashes of color and then BAM! Like a Batman punch it gets dark, dreary, cloudy, wet and even snowy.
My wife has harvested her fall squash, the zucchini bread is baked, the butternut squash soup is done, holy crap how did summer go so fast? Well the greatest summers in the whole USA are also among the shortest. Get ready Vancouver, the chill is in the air, the pumpkins are bright and orange, and autumn is in top gear.