Here in California, unless you live in the highest elevations, you'll hear folks say that there are no real seasons. We have summer (especially inland) and we have rain. If you don't care for snow, California's a great place to live, but if you like to see a visible change in weather, head elsewhere. But October is here. Autumn, by all accounts, has arrived. We wake in the mornings with a chill, the air brisk. By midday, we might woe the long sleeved shirt and pants we decided on in the early hours of the day. In the late evening, we'll wish we hadn't changed to shorts and a tee, and we are plain lucky if we've got a hoodie in the car.
Unlike other areas, our leaves are only just changing. There is a handful of ash leaves in my front yard, but the major unloading of leaves won't be through until early December. Halloween is the very first day of sweater weather, and sweater weather will be over by early March if not February. Fall blurs into winter, the only marked differences are the holiday decorations.
But really, these months are my favorite time of year. The kids' birthdays span from September to October, then there's Halloween and Thanksgiving and The Nutcracker performances and Christmas...
It's a busy but joyous time and it's always the perfect weather to knit!