How do you know it's autumn in Tucson?
The Palo Verde trees are still in bloom (ah-choo!).
And so are the flowers.
"Pumpkin Anything" starts to return to stores and restaurants. (Yum!)
Sunset comes earlier.
Really, though, one sure way to tell, at least for me, is the arrival of Michaelmas, the annual feast of St. Michael the Archangel. My church, St. Michael and All Angels, always celebrates the "patronal feast" of Michaelmas at the end of September. And next week? It will be the Feast of St. Francis, or, as I like to call it, "Take your dog to church day!" A sure sign of fall in Tucson!