Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Fall Is Here! Well, Not Officially...

Utah Highway Junction - Ogden Canyon, Utah
The temperatures are cooler--I even wore long sleeves yesterday. The leaves on the trees are beginning to change color. Halloween decor is in all of the retail stores (and even some Christmas stuff). Starbucks is now selling the delicious Pumpkin Spice Latte. Autumn has arrived!

Well, not officially. The first day of fall is September 22, so we have a couple of weeks to go. But unofficially it's already here in Utah.

I love the changing season as summer gives way to autumn. The weather cools to a more pleasant range. Nature puts on an amazing color show. The crowds seem to disappear. It's a great time to experience the great outdoors!
Pumpkin Chestnut - South Weber, Utah
And the opportunities to do that abound here in Utah. You don't have to go very far. And there's a lot of variety--from crystal-clear high-altitude lakes surrounded by pine trees to red-rock arches in a vast desert.

But don't wait to get out! Winter is right around the corner. Snow is coming, and it will be here before you know it. The fall colors will be largely gone from the trees in a matter of weeks.

Enjoy this time of change. Experience the beauty around you. Find a highway and explore some place you've never been before. Now's the time to do it.
Early Autumn - Ogden Canyon, Utah

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