This Week…They Say It’s Fall!

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This Week…They Say It’s Fall!


A quick look at the calendar told me that today is the beginning of Fall!  Someone forgot to tell Texas! 



Autumn teaches us the beauty of letting go. Growth requires release—it’s what the trees do
Ka’ala, @alohakaala

As I write this, the temperatures here are in the high 90s with an even higher feels-like temp. 


It will be interesting to see what impact our unusually high temps this summer and virtually no rain will have on the few fall colors we have.


Autumn leaves don't fall, they fly. They take their time and wander on this their only chance to soar

Delia Owens, Where the Crawdads Sing

The months of September and October are fun for sports fans. We have baseball leading up to the World Series and college and professional football. 


I hope I can be the autumn leaf, who looked at the sky and lived. And when it was time to leave, gracefully it knew life was a gift.

While I love warm weather, I am definitely ready for cooler temps. I’m ready to wear warm-up pants and sloppy shirts!  (Really!) 


I’m ready to make a big pot of chili or smoke some pork ribs. I can’t wait to make red beans and rice!  


Never jump in a pile of leaves with a wet sucker.

Linus, It’s the Great Pumpkin,
Charlie Brown


Have a Fall-icious Weekend!

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Comments (18)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathy. Fall is a great time to view nature as the colors change. I like that. What I don't like is the days getting shorter. Enjoy your day.

Sep 23, 2023 05:18 AM
Kathy Streib

Wayne Martin I know what you mean. I love it when it's 7 pm and still light out. 

Sep 23, 2023 10:30 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Kathy... Fall was certainly in the air here yesterday and more so today. But no predictions for next week!

Sep 23, 2023 05:30 AM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker I wish I could say the same. We're slated for 98 degrees today. 

Sep 23, 2023 10:30 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Also ♎ season! xoxoxo

I can't wait till it kicks all the way in out here . . . it will be evap season in a couple weeks! 

Sep 23, 2023 06:05 AM
Kathy Streib

Candice A. Donofrio I'm not sure we get a true fall here but I will take the cooler weather. I give up...what is evap season?

Sep 23, 2023 10:36 AM
Candice A. Donofrio

Evaporative cooler season! It's still warm here but the evap works perfect in fall and spring - we can shut off the AC and open up the house! 

Sep 23, 2023 10:43 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Fall in FL (at least early Fall) is simply summer-lite. Kids in school, high 80s temps and shorter days. Also more chance of storms coming from Africa.

Sep 23, 2023 06:58 AM
Kathy Streib

Oh yes Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I remember my Florida fall/winter seasons. Mainly it was about trying to get a table at a restaurant along Atlantic Avenue! LOL

Sep 23, 2023 10:37 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

This weekend we are seeing cooler temps around the 60's so Fall s definitely here, but without the leaves falling leaves just yet.

Sep 23, 2023 07:06 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 my ideal "cool" temperature is around 72. 

Sep 23, 2023 10:38 AM
Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

We are getting the signs. I did the lawn yesterday and it was clean and this morning, there are leaves covering the grass.

Sep 23, 2023 08:09 AM
Kathy Streib

Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754 ugh...I remember raking leaves many years ago when we lived in FL. 

Sep 23, 2023 10:38 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

On this first day of autumn we are having very windy and rainy weather from the tropical storm coming up the coast.

Sep 23, 2023 11:06 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Happy kind of fall in Texas Kathy!  It actually does feel like fall here in AZ!  We were out earlier sprucing up the patio and getting all the furniture in place for our upcoming Fall Roundup -  Howdy Cowboys & Cowgirls!   Plus it's overcast and cloudy today so it feels like fall too!  I love it!

Sep 23, 2023 12:13 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, can't really say what the weather in Denver is like, but in Porto, it was a high of 70, and 72% humidity, so it felt really hot.

Sep 23, 2023 12:36 PM
Chuck Willman
Chuck Willman - Alpine, UT

It has been an interesting year for us as well in Utah. Green mountains since the snow. Now some color pop

Sep 23, 2023 12:50 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

It struck out of the blue and now it is raining once more Kathy

Sep 23, 2023 02:23 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

Happy Autumn!  Those pesky high temps in Texas will subside to bring in some beautiful fall weather.  We are already enjoying cooler temps today.  It is only 77º right now and it is mid afternoon. I will miss our late evening swims, even if the pool is heated it is too chilly for me.   

Sep 23, 2023 02:41 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Well Kathy Streib  here in Los Angeles we had nice cool Fall morning, Diane was grousing about putting on the winter comforters on the bed.... high is now around 74 degrees I am loving it:)Endre

Sep 23, 2023 04:34 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

In the East Valley, we know it is fall not by the leaves changing colors, but by the license plates changing colors, haha.

Sep 24, 2023 05:09 AM
faye schubert
Retired - Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

We have had lows in the 50's at night for 2 weeks so we definitely have leaves falling and trees starting the color display.

All of my birds, except the hummingbirds have disappeared!

Sep 24, 2023 06:59 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

We finally have had reasonable temps in the 80s and nights in the mid to upper 60s. Love having the windows open, not paying for AC, and accepting the dust will return in 2 hours. 

Sep 24, 2023 10:51 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


Our temps are far more moderate here, which they normally are anyhow - low 70s, clear and sunny today. We never even turned our AC on this year - yet. And the days are noticeably getting shorter.

We are starting to see cooler nights and someleaves are changing and starting to drop (yes, that happens here, too, just not as dramatically as many places).  The pumpkin patches are open, and there are abundant pumpkins at the stores. 

Love Ka'ala's quote.


Sep 24, 2023 12:16 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Although, our temps have become more comfortable, I haven't seen the color of leaves changing much.  I suspect in a couple weeks, I'll see more signs.

Sep 24, 2023 09:28 PM