I turned the fans off, pulled out my argyle sweater and checked the Starbucks website to confirm when the Pumpkin Spice latte will return. There is a chill in the air. Is it fall already?

Alas, it’s not. But the weather today could very well confirm otherwise.

There’s something about the first dreary day after an intense period of sun and heat that brings you back to the pumpkin patch and kids jumping into piles of crisp, fallen leaves.

There’s around three weeks until school starts up again—and I don’t know about you—I still have a lot of summer left in me. So don’t let the cooler weather stop you this weekend from enjoying the beaches, parks and trails or from watching the salmon run.

I’ll keep my rubber boots on the shelf for now… but if someone were to make me pumpkin pie, I wouldn’t say no! 😄

Ian Power