Thursday, November 3, 2016

My love-hate relationship with autumn

Early autumn is great. It's relief from summer heat. It's colorful leaves. Late autumn sucks. There's too little daylight. You need outerwear. The trees are bare. I hate bare trees. They're depressing. It might as well be winter.

However, bare trees are one less thing to bum me out in the desert, since there aren't many trees to begin with. The plants here might threaten to stab you with thorns, but they don't depress you with their nakedness.

Now, about that lack of daylight problem...


  1. No sun - no moon!
    No morn - no noon -
    No dawn - no dusk - no proper time of day.
    No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease,
    No comfortable feel in any member -
    No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
    No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds! -
    Thomas Hood

    1. Yap, it can be that way, but not everywhere, in Southern California we have plenty of sunshine.

  2. The late fall/ early winter darkness of the northeast is drudgery. I cam't decide if early morning darkness or early evening darkness is preferred. Either way the shortness of the days is a tough pill to swallow. Thankfully the desert southwest offers more hours of daylight.