If you live in the Pacific Northwest, especially Seattle, you may have felt the clear drop in temperature that came at the beginning of September. I heard many people around me talk about this change as a sign that summer is over. Being the stubborn optimist that I am sometimes, decided that no, it’s still summer, it’s just the not-87-degrees side of summer. Now that we are well into September, I can’t deny the presence of fall. The air is crisper, the leaves are changing color, my basil plant doesn’t want to grow anymore, and it’s getting harder to resist putting on my boots.