fall in michigan is stunning. fall in virginia was so fleeting.
both come with their quirks, but i will always prefer a midwestern autumn to a southern one.
in michigan, autumn lasts almost four months. four months of apple picking, farmer's market-ing, raking leaves, running outside, eating hot donuts, sipping cinnamon tea. so beautiful, a collection of colors before the starkness of winter.
tans fading and days shortening.
but i do thoroughly enjoy it.