Last week, we had high temperatures around 90. But this past weekend brought cooler temps and we're enjoying highs in the 60s. As if someone flipped a switch, we're suddenly drinking hot chocolate and warm apple cider. Colorful fall wildflowers dot the roadsides. We placed a big pumpkin in our front flower garden. The boys sport pants to school instead of shorts. Jackets have migrated out of the closet. While we hear reports of snow flurries in the northeast, we're soaking up sunny clear blue skies, lower humidity, and open windows, the AC taking a much needed break. Never mind that the weatheman says we'll be back to 82 degrees by Wednesday. Fall is a favorite welcome season in SWLA.