Things are a little confusing here in the Pacific Northwest. The calendar says it's fall, yet the thermometer says it's summer. After a cold, wet, loooong spring -- we're making up for it with gorgeous fall weather.
Following a brief reminder that our winters are gray and wet, we're experiencing a rerun of summer. Temperatures have been in the vicinity of 80 degrees (+ or -) in the Willamette Valley, and they are predicted to hover in the 70s for several more days. The record-breaking heat spell in California and the Southwest reached the "upper left corner" as pleasantly warm weather.
No complaints. In fact, it's one of the reasons that I love fall in the Northwest. Warm, sunny days and cool evenings. Clear blue skies as a backdrop for glorious yellow, orange and red trees.
But it can be confusing.