We in western Canada are having one of the finest fall seasons I can recall. Farmers have had a long dry harvest period and have harvested some of the best crops in memory. Bumper crops. Sunny warm days on the combine. Cool evenings.
We had a lot of rain this summer, resulting in highly productive gardens. We're still covering our everbearing strawberries overnight and enjoying fresh strawberries on our cereals most mornings. This can't last much longer, but it's a great treat.
Photographers love the clear fall light. It's probably the best season for prairie photographers to photograph landscapes.
Those of us who are fortunate enough to be able to spend many of our days outside love the changes in seasons, and the changes within seasons, as we go from spring to summer to fall to winter. I have spent some time in warmer climes where the temperature is essentially the same all year and decided that if I had to stay longer I would be extremely bored with the weather and would miss the subtle and abrupt changes to which I'm accustomed.
Snow will come well before Christmas and we'll not worry about cutting lawns or planting our gardens for several months – but as spring approaches we'll read the seed catalogues and plan our vegetable gardens. Seasons bring change and hope. What more could one ask?