Fall colors 51094_StaatsHow quickly we’ve moved from late summer to fall!  The weather change happened almost overnight, with cooler temps and much-needed rain settling into the area.  Everyone was digging out their sweaters and jackets, and looking for cool-weather comfort foods to warm them up.  With the season change it seems we all look to deeper, richer colors, as seen in the dark maroons and golds of the mums that are in full bloom in our area.  Their colors remind us that the lighter shades of summer are past, just like the sun’s heat.  But there’s great beauty in the fall too, and they’re a prime example.  Soon the leaves on the trees will turn to the reds, golds, and oranges, and they will fall down to decorate the lawns and streets — one last blast of color before the white of winter settles in.

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