FINALLY, A REPREIVE FROM THE HEAT AS AUTUMN SHOWS ITS COLORS…
The first day of Autumn is a welcome arrival throughout the northern hemisphere. Harvests are gathered. leaves change color and begin to fall, and tailgaters exchange pleasantries outside college football stadiums on Saturday afternoons.
Two hundred years ago a young British poet across the pond published Ode to Autumn and with it John Keats became a legend. He was just twenty-one years old. Keats waxed eloquently about a season observed a bit differently in the Sunshine State.
Full time Florida residents greet and appreciate what passes for Autumn as locked windows can once again be cracked open to allow a faint northern breeze from the land of peaches to drift across their state.
Soon the endless ninety degree plus days will become a sweaty memory and endless eighty-five plus degree days will become the norm and warm Florida hearts from Pensacola to Key West. If only Keats were here today, perhaps he could pen an ode to dropping dew points! Fall is finally here!