Last night we had the first hard frost of the season. This year's unusually long Indian summer seems to be behind us. And I suspect the first snow is not long off.
Spring and fall seldom last long in these parts. Once we get the first true fall weather, it's usually no more than a month until we complete the transition from summerlike weather to wintry cold and snow. And spring weather is even shorter: I can't recall the last time the transition from snow and ice to summer heat took more than about three weeks.