It is not even close to feeling like fall here.

The flowers are blooming, citrus is ripening, and lizards are out getting their daily tan.

This is autumn?

I start to wonder about this whole “global warming” thing when I hear the temperature will be 105 F with the heat index tomorrow. Ick.

In order to feel like the seasons change here, we pretty much really on plastic flowers and other artificial decorations, like these autumnal-colored flowers:


Or sparkly plastic pumpkins:

(Print of this available in my shop: )

So, northerners, continue to enjoy your apple picking, pumpkin carving, leaf-changing, and chilly weather. We’ll continue to roast here and pretend having Disney makes it all better.