Hi Gang, I think Fall is lovely almost everywhere. It is certainly appreciated here along the Gulf Coast. It was so hot and dry during the summer that I was hoping for cooler times and a bit of rain. But, I could have done with a bit less rain this October. We got 13 inches of rain over a few days, and then my county got another 6-7 inches a week later. Despite their generous portions the extra rains didn't cause problems in my area. The low area of my garden is flooded, and I'm sure the native irises and rushes are enjoying events, along with Hymenocallis and the native Crinum. In some winters my low area will stay flooded till March and somehow little mosquito fish find their way into my yard. Cordially, Joe Conroe TX This week is very pleasant with cool nights and gentle sunny days.