Here in Albuquerque, fall is in the air. With fall comes a variety of feelings for me -- it's a physical reminder of the passage of time, and is the closing chapter of summer.
Though summers are hot here in the desert, I love this time. My flower garden is in full swing, weekends are full with camping trips and farmers' markets, and hanging out on the patio with friends well into the evenings is commonplace.
When fall arrives, a sense of urgency appears for me. I feel compelled to wrap up yard projects and get the inside of the house cozy for winter.