As the summer comes to a close and the temperatures drop to tolerable levels (below 100), the days are starting to get shorter. Catching the sunrise and sunset on my work commute makes this my favorite time of year. The lighting of the day seems to be more colorful and the air is a bit thicker (which took me by surprise trying to cut through it on my ride yesterday). I actually wished my commute was a bit longer.
If it weren’t for the remnants of smoke – carried over from the Austin wildfires – I would have appreciated those long, deep breaths after a fun ride home. Still, I feel fortunate that we are safe and far from any fire threat to our homes. I hope the folks in Austin get some heavy rain soon.