The mornings are delightfully cool, but the afternoons are still sweaty. Pumpkins have appeared on every corner, but people are still harvesting tomatoes in their gardens.
Rachel is busy planning her Halloween costume and looking longingly at the new fall clothes hanging in her closet, but still wears shorts and flip-flops every day.
I take time every day to go out and inspect our maple trees, looking for signs that the leaves are ready to burst into glorious color.
The best days of fall are not quite here yet, but they are close. As my mom said this week, "The colors are coming!" And the anticipation is delicious.