s I sit in front of my computer today, the weather outside is drizzly and chilly. This might be one of my favorite times of year.  It's cooled down enough so I can wear boots and cardigans, there's a cozy feeling that comes with rain and fall leaves, but it's still warm enough that I can take the dog for a walk without putting on a ton of layers and best of all, I'm not depressed by the rain yet.  These photos were taken last week, though, when we were enjoying the last summery days.  We probably still have quite a few sunny days left this year before we really get into the depths of the Pacific Northwest's rainy season, but I can tell that our warm days are gone.  We haven't turned the heat on in the house yet, but it's almost time!  I still can't bring myself to wear tights, though.  I love me some tights, but I'm not ready to give up bare legs yet!

Has it started to feel like fall in your neck of the woods?  Back home in Alaska fall is already in full swing and they usually start getting snow by mid-late October.  I remember when I first came to Tacoma in my Winne back in October of 2010 and I was surprised by how warm it still was!  I remember growing up in school we'd always have bets for which day the first snowfall would be.  It is nice to actually get an Autumn though.  Fall is pretty short up in Anchorage, but it is still crisp and gorgeous.  I like having the time to really enjoy the fall colors and season.  I was always confused, as a kid, why Thanksgiving was marked by fall decor.  For us it was always super snowy by then!  Of course, down in most of the Lower 48, Thanksgiving takes place during Fall.  I kind of like getting to celebrate Thanksgiving as a fall holiday!


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