When we lived in England, we learned that "fall" refers to when someone lands on their face. So when this season hits, some confusion reigns in my head.
That last two years provided no autumnal experience for our family. We were living in Nairobi, Kenya, maybe 100 miles south of the equator. We had 2 rainy seasons and 2 dry seasons each year. (One of the rainy seasons is "the short rains" and the other "the long rains" - but in the 5 years we lived in Kenya, the length of each rainy season was pretty random.)
Anyhow, I was surprised as I looked out our bedroom window yesterday to see that one of our trees is already well into the color. Times flies.