I'm still rebuilding a fence in the back yard and looking forward to some Indian summer yet. Night time starts in mid-evening now - I miss the 16 to 18 hours of daylight in the summer. The rabbits will start turning white soon. The fowl are gathering for the flights south - saw a large V of pelicans a week ago - incredible 6 and 7 foot wingspans! The river is at its prettiest this time of year - low, clear and emerald green, and the colors of fall in the valley are spectacular. I agree with you lorax, it is the philosophical and introspective time of the year.