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chillas
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There's a covered walkway that wraps around the front of the office building where I work. During the summer they take the windows out so that it's open air. Yesterday I came in to find them putting the windows back up. That really made me realize that summer is over and the colder months are coming. Likewise, this past spring the day they took them out really told me it was spring finally.

What odd, esoteric things remind you of the seasons changing?

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Mickey Blue
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It gets darker alot faster.. Used to be that it was still "dusk" when I got out of fire class, now its pitch black.

That and it used to be when I got up in the morning to walk my dog it was a plesent temperature, I could probobly do it naked if it weren't for those pesky laws [Smile] But now its pretty chilly, fortunatly I have a very warm bathrobe.

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I had to put the lights on this morning when I got up for work, and I have an overwhelming craving for spuds.

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Arriah
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I'm comfortable in my car again. It's Florida and summer is hot and my car has no AC and not-very-good air circulation. Getting home in the afternoon without my shirt soaked with sweat tells me that summer's dying. (which is good because my hot car gets twice the gas mileage of the one that has AC)

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I live on an island in the middle of a swamp at the edge of a lake. We are now in what I like to call "fog season," when it is terribly foggy on the island every single morning. Get off the island, no fog.
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In the fall, the mix of car tags you see around town changes from mostly southern states to more northern and Canadian ones.

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I actually now have to warm up my car in the mornings.

Also, we have stopped using the grill, and are now back to the oven.

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Our cat has taken to sitting on top of the boiler for extra warmth.

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My inks in the workshop need a minimum of 11ºC to work properly. Heat on for the first time in 5 months earlier this week.

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I have switched from my silk robe to my fleece one, and added slippers.

Our bedroom windows are closed.

I don't have to open the kitchen windows when I cook.

My "winter crate" with chains, shovel, blankets, etc. has replaced my "summer crate" with sunscreen, folding chair, bugspray in the car.

The lawn doesn't need mowing every 3 days, and the garden doesn't need picking every day.

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For me, this is the 4th year of being so grateful that the mornings are darker, because my daughter tends to wake when the sun hits her window, despite black-out blinds, lined curtains and a sleeping bag tucked over the lot.

7:45am this morning. Bliss, after a summer of being woken at 5am and trying to coax a couple more hours of sleep out of her...

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My Chihuahua shakes more... I'm kidding, this is our first cold season with her. [Wink]

We don't have any trees in our yard, yet we get fallen leaves blown in. But across the street, when I see the first change in color- that's the tip-off for me that its a-changin'.

My favorite sign, we don't get here- Termination Dust. I miss it so.

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My fall allegies kick in. I haven't been able to breathe out of both nostrils at the same time since Sunday.

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Football. When I hear that first crunch of pads, the first gentle *PLUNK* of foot hitting ball for a field goal, then it is FALL! [Big Grin]

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I realize I have to plug in the towel warmer in the morning.

My skin instantaneously dries out. I woke up Sunday morning and overnight, my fingers were so dried out they were cracking. They'd been fine the day before. That surprised me, usually my thighs dry out first (don't ask me why).

My arthritis begins creeping up on me more (cold gets me in the winter, rain in the summer).

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The partying calms down. There's no longer a need to go out every weekend, unlike in, say, June or July.

Fewer and fewer patio nights.

Walking underground to work, as opposed to on the streets.

The end of the farmer's market at Toronto City Hall.

Okay, this is getting depressing. Is it April yet?

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Instead of running for the door in the morning, my dogs snuggle deeper into their dog beds.
It's dark by the time I do my last round of chores, and I can hear the coyotes howling close by, which makes the hair on the back of my neck stand straight up. Too many werewolf movies as a child I guess.

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Mickey Blue
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Okay, this is getting depressing. Is it April yet?
The real depressing part is when its dark when you go to work, and dark when you get off of work [Smile]

I work nights now, so its not so releveant for me anymore, but its one of the parts I hated most about late fall/winter months when I had normal hours.

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quote:
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Okay, this is getting depressing. Is it April yet?
The real depressing part is when its dark when you go to work, and dark when you get off of work [Smile]

I work nights now, so its not so releveant for me anymore, but its one of the parts I hated most about late fall/winter months when I had normal hours.

Do you hate the beginning of Daylight Savings Time the way I do? It's finally light out in the morning, and then when you change the clocks, it's dark again.

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Lainie
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quote:
Originally posted by Mickey Blue:
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Okay, this is getting depressing. Is it April yet?
The real depressing part is when its dark when you go to work, and dark when you get off of work [Smile]
DD and I leave the house at 7 am and don't get home until 6 pm. Ugh.

My mother hates dark days, too. She once told me that if she wasn't a Christian, she might have become a sun worshipper.

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Little Pink Pill
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quote:
Originally posted by Jay Tempest:
Do you hate the beginning of Daylight Savings Time the way I do? It's finally light out in the morning, and then when you change the clocks, it's dark again.

I don't mind the autumn one. Without it In the winter it would get dark at 3PM here. But I hate "springing forward."

I picked the last of our apples yesterday. But I can still go barefoot to get the mail, and the grape leaves are still green. I'm not willing to resign myself to winter yet!

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I took my thin cotton sheets off my bed, and put the flannel ones on.

I put my short terry robe away and put the long fleece one in the bathroom.

I bought apple cider.

I bought spicy fall scented candles, and lit them.

I started wearing my brown shoes.

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Ooh, in Memphis, the sign of fall is that the temperature drops down between the 60s and upper 80s (Fahrenheit). Yesterday it was 84 and today it is going to be a high of 66! And there is almost no heat index! The mosquitoes begin to die. DIE MOSQUITOES, DIE!!! Patio nights finally begin! Pumpkins appear in the supermarkets! The Fair is in town!

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Oh I am sad [Frown] Oh so sad [Frown] Hey I still have flowers blooming!~! [Smile] Yes flowers but not for long! [Frown] I guess fall is here. I just picked all the pumpkins I planted they came real nice, got around 20 out of 4 plants. I wish it could stay around 60 degrees all winter long.

The garden is almost all cleaned off and flowers are almost all finished blooming yep it is that time of year. We have been canning and freezing things as they come along, the garden was great to us this year. [Smile]

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There are lovely fallen leaves for me to shuffle through and kick up into the air. Oh, and I generally have a very odd compulsion to buy school supplies, even if I'm not in school. [Confused]

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We also replaced the sheets with flannel ones...as soon as I wash our flannel comforter we'll be all set for chilly nights.

Most of the windows in our apartment are closed.

My sandals have been banished to the closet instead of being stored handily by the door. And I've been wearing socks.

Mr. P has started wearing pants to work.

Our porch kitty is putting on weight.

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The fair is coming! I've never been to the Dallas one, but the fair always means fall. It messed with my mind that the rodeo in Houston was in February, because fairs are supposed to be in the fall. Although February in Houston feels about like the fall, anyway.

It went from 3 digit temperatures to low 60s in the morning and high 70s in the afternoon. And the sun rises right in front of me just as I get near work (hopefully I won't run off the road, driving is difficult when you're blind)

The local high school had their homecoming parade last weekend, right past my house.

And I can switch from chocolate milk to cocoa for an evening treat.

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My first sign is more problems with my Vertigo. My ears have been bothering me for a week. *le sigh* I have no insurance so I can't go see a Dr. and get something to clear up the fluid.

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In NYC it's all olfactory. Now it's starting to smell like cold concrete, which is actually a pretty distinctive smell. Soon it will smell a little bit fireplacey, but I don't know if it's actual fireplaces or the subway- you just can't tell in Brooklyn.

Being cold under being sweaty is a good indicator, too.

Tights and boots are all over, and I've started wearing my knee-high ones again, and I don't look stupid. I can also rock stronger makeup.

Finally, comfortably wearing hoodies at night again, yay! I love them, and I hate not being able to wear them in the summer. Almost any top is improved by a hood.

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quote:
Originally posted by Little Pink Pill:
quote:
Originally posted by Jay Tempest:
Do you hate the beginning of Daylight Savings Time the way I do? It's finally light out in the morning, and then when you change the clocks, it's dark again.

I don't mind the autumn one. Without it In the winter it would get dark at 3PM here. But I hate "springing forward."
But, but, when you "fall back," it gets dark earlier, not later. So, say, it's getting dark at 5 pm, and you change the clocks back an hour, then it's getting dark at 4 pm.

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This thread is causing a little cognitive dissonance for me. It's still 85 degrees outside. I can't even imagine putting on a snuggly bathrobe yet.

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It's getting a lot harder to cook dinner on the grill. All summer we've spent our evenings in the back yard cooking on the grill as much as possible. Now we can't do that without bringing a flashlight out and/or having the fire going.

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quote:
Originally posted by Lainie:
But, but, when you "fall back," it gets dark earlier, not later. So, say, it's getting dark at 5 pm, and you change the clocks back an hour, then it's getting dark at 4 pm.

D'oh!

[lol]

I don't even know how to explain that. I really don't.

ETA-By the way, that was very gentle of you. Thanks. [Wink]

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I have several very old, very large oak trees in the back yard. The acorns are beginning their annual raining onto my house. It goes like this...

"BONK"

"ROLL ROLL ROLL ROLLLLLL"

"BONK BONK BONK" (ONTO THE DECK)

It starts out slowly- one at a time and increases as the weather cools. It is enough to drive a person insane.

I have also begun my annual cleaning out the garage. Fall unlimited pickup is next week.

The signs for the local haunted houses are up.

I am just getting over Strep Throat.

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All the windows in my house get opened up in the cooler weather as I've turned off my AC and wait till there's icicles on everyone's noses before I turn on the heat. [Big Grin]

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