First day of Fall
Summer is officially over, and my favorite season, Fall, is here. I know that for some Bay Area newcomers the idea of a California autumn is laughable, if not imperceptible. But after (half) a lifetime of living around the Bay, I’m here to say, there are such things as seasons on the West Coast.
The morning air is crisp. The sky is a richer blue. Squirrels are busy frantically stashing fallen California oak tree acorns. Leaves do drop. And for all the foodies out there, the markets are full of umpteen types of apples and warty gourds, and the vineyard grape harvests are starting to come in.
Looking at the San Francisco almanac, today’s historical high temperature dates to 1946 when the thermometer reached 91 degrees. We’re in for a more temperate fall kick off today in the low 60s, which is the norm based on past years.
Tomorrow is not only the autumn equinox, but we’ll have the rare treat of it coinciding with a nice big full moon, also known as the Harvest Moon. Enjoy that massive orb balanced on the horizon as a sign of the new season.