It is not a pretty fall here---we had a very dry summer so there isn't a lot of color in the trees, our winter rains started early and all is grey. I like fall (although we do seem to have to deal with a LOT of humidity in PNW terms this fall)--I like the cool temps, the fireplace burning off dust, the dark mornings and the early sunsets, and winter is also nice here, but it just seems so BROWN and somber.
Plus life here is a bit brown and somber--a lot of change at the UO (but that's always the case), a lot of pressure to fulfill goals that aren't really faculty goals, a formerly unbeatable football team that can't win a game to save their lives and believe me, that does effect students--nothing bad or awful, just somber.
So let's knit bright colorful things!
So that makes things brighter.