Autumn in the air?

I’ve been loving the cooler temperatures and dryer, clearer air that have prevailed the last week or two. Almost enough to make me believe this soggy, fetid summer is behind us.

I never had a real autumn until moving to Kentucky twelve years ago (this December—hard to believe; longest I’ve ever lived anywhere.) It’s been my favorite season since the crisp October day I interviewed for a job here, and which likely sealed the deal.

I’m looking forward to enjoying more light like this:

Or, more subtly, this: