Every year I decide that I just simply cannot take another never-ending Phoenix summer. But then the tiny hints of autumn sneak in (it might even be under 100 degrees soon!) and suddenly life doesn't seem so oppressive. The autumnal equinox is just a scientific way of saying "don't hide under the air conditioning vent or scream at dust storms any more."
In celebration, I plan to tackle some of these wonderful fall decorations...though I may wait to make the wreath until I'm sure the dust storms won't blow it away.