Yep…New England fall is here. The trees around Casa Munchkin Wrangler are doing their best to convey chromatic diversity.
On the weekends, we play World of Warcraft, which is a multiplayer online role-playing game. (Elves and Orcses and such, not the weird kind of role-playing.) One of the peculiarities of the game world is that each zone has a unique flavor to it. The WoW zones don’t go through seasons, but they’re all perpetually stuck in their particular “theme” season. There’s Winterspring, where it’s always (you guessed it) winter…Westfall, where you have perennial late summer…and so on.
Our favorite zones are generally the autumn-themed ones. If the real world worked like that, and I had to pick a U.S. region and a season in which to live permanently, I’d pick the one we’re in right now…New England in the fall, the first week of October. Pleasant days, cool nights that aren’t quite cold yet, changing leaves…the perfect weather for mulled wine and pumpkin pie.