Kind of amazing what a difference a few hours north makes. Upstate NY is already like a Fall wonderland while the city is still mostly green. The transformation was also helped by a 25 degree temperature drop – we were in sandals one day and heavy Fall jackets the next. It was strange to feel the cold and the chill as it had been so long. You almost sort of forget what that’s like. It made us feel impatient for the leaves to turn here in the city and get into the season, but at the same time it also seems so fleeting. September is over, we completely missed apple picking this year, and there’s just 2 and a half months left of the year.
Now that we’re at this point in the calendar, can I just say that 2012 can just suck it? I’m hoping that 2013 will be much better. We need it to get better.