There are times when it is advantageous to live in Florida. If Mrs. Crappy and I make it down to my sister’s new house in Naples this spring — when the weather in Pittsburgh is struggling to do anything but be rainy and cold — I’ll be happy to remind you about that.
There are other times when living in a state without any significant changes of the season — or at least changes that seem like different degrees of summer, rather than actual solstices and equinoxes — can be kind of a drag. Mrs. Crappy and I had an excellent time when we visited E’s family for Christmas a few years ago, but we both also found the 70-degree weather — and my sister’s neighbors’ complaints about how chilly it was — a bit disconcerting.
She’s aware of this as well. When I posted something about noticing a slight chill in the air on a late-August Sunday evening, E left a comment about how much she missed fall, and that she wanted to see more pictures like the one that accompanied that post.
That I can do. The pictures here were shot in parks near our home or near my office, and they all link to a Flickr set with more. Oh, and I shot some video, too:
Happy birthday, E. It’s all here for you, any October you want to come up for a visit.