Woo Hoo – it’s finally here. Fall has come to the desert and I am so ready. For Tucsonans this is a big deal. Huge. We are finally done with triple digit temperatures and this is the time of year when our town really comes alive.
It’s time for NFL and University of Arizona football (go Cardinals and Wildcats); tailgate parties; hiking and yoga in the park; fire pits and backyard barbecues; fall planting and decorating for Halloween.
It’s time for apple and pumpkin picking at Apple Annie’s and getting lost in the corn maze.
And it means fall baking – apples, pumpkin and cinnamon galore.
Fall also means nights under the stars in a warm jacuzzi, long evening walks with the dogs and maybe, just maybe, boots and sweaters (although we never put away our flip flops here in the Sonoran Desert).
Where ever you are on this glorious planet of ours, I hope you enjoy a glorious and bountiful Fall. And if you get the chance, come visit Tucson. It’s gorgeous this time of year.
Its been a busy summer here in the desert southwest but things are winding down as we approach the fall equinox. Butterflies are everywhere these past couple of weeks as they migrate to their winter home. It’s a beautiful sight.
Had a couple of great egrets hanging around this summer too. The dogs didn’t know what to make of these gorgeous creatures who usually spend their time at the nearby Santa Cruz river.
And even though it was outrageously hot in the Sonoran Desert I still got some baking done. What can I say? Bakers gonna bake. 😜
The September full corn moon was especially beautiful this year – bright reddish orange when rising and setting, and glowingly golden when it was high in the night sky.
As usual, summer sunsets provided intense and glorious color to the Tucson sky.
As for me, I’m thoroughly enjoying the last week of summer while at the same time hoping today is the last 100 degree day of the year. And so looking forward to the gloriousness that is autumn in the desert – gorgeous sunny days, cool nights and plenty of outdoor activities.