Yesterday, the wind picked up and blew for hours. The trees were whipped around, their sparse and pathetic looking leaves, blown about like an old woman's thinning hair.
The temperature has dropped 20 degrees. We are now officially experiencing autumn with 75F temps during the day and a cooler set of nights coming.
(I was just getting ready to go out and photograph the crackly, brown, bristly grass, and still might - it will take more than a modest rain to green up this stuff again.)