- A whiff of ripe concord grapes in the air
- Gently colored tips on leaves
- Soft blushes of color on mountain forests
- Nippy air if you're up early enough to feel it
These brief clues can be easily overlooked if we don't take time to pause and appreciate the season. This weekend I hope to do more appreciation in the guise of heading off to view some of the area's most beautiful fall spots, and there is always the hope of more fantastic fall birds to enjoy as well. Happy autumn!