Autumn weather has finally come to North Texas and the blistering heat of Summer seems to have dissipated. In an area of the world where days over 100º F are not only common but expected for what seem like unending stretches of Summer, it’s easy to forget nature exists here. We lock ourselves up in our homes, air conditioners blasting, making sure not to venture into the heat for extended periods of time. In Summer things die and stink and the world is brown with dirt. The cool breezes and cloudy days of Autumn serve as a signal for us to emerge from our homes, where we’ve taken shelter from the Sun and heat, and to explore our world once again.