It has been quite some time since we lived in a place where autumn meant anything to us except that the temperature dropped to a civilized level.
In fact, it has been 8 years. That feels odd to say.
8 years since we have really seen the leaves change.
8 years since hot soup was on the menu.
8 years since the air was crisp in the morning, pleasant in the afternoon and with snow on the higher hills.
8 years since we could see dew on spider webs.
And, while we love a warm weather climate we are really enjoying the autumn weather.