To me, this is the best time of year here. It only lasts for a couple of weeks, from mid-October to the end of the month. But that short window is wonderful: the searing temperatures have dropped, the suffocating humidity lifted, and the color of the sky is transitioning into a crisp winter cobalt blue. The migratory birds also are arriving. And, to top it all off, it's still Daylight Saving Time, so we have the longer days to enjoy all of this. With the extra daylight, I was able to get to Myakka River State Park after work recently, and this is what I was treated to. Gorgeous! And, so peaceful. I hope everyone is well in the CDP world. I was sad to hear about Birdman. His daily creative posts and visits to all our blogs certainly will be missed. Thanks to Jack at Hartford and Naples in Season for digging deeper and posting a link to Birdman's obituary.