Someone threw a pumpkin in the gutter near our curb overnight, next to the 20 bags of leaves I raked yesterday. I saw another, similar pumpkin up the street. I guess that’s the kind of vandalism we get around here – people throwing pumpkins. Maybe it has some sort of symbolism…

Fall is my favorite time of year Last…

Fall is my favorite time of year… Last year at this time in New Jersey we were dealing with an ice-storm that brought down lots of trees and left a lot of people without power for awhile. Then the hurricane came soon after. But thankfully after that we got no snow the rest of the winter, so far as I remember.

But what I like most about this time of year is the cool (not cold!) temperature and the way the sunlight seems brighter but without being so hot like summer.