I always prefer this time of year with fall on the horizon and hope to see it if this wildfire smoke will clear. However, betting on poor foliage color this year due to drought conditions. The enjoyment of the season is not because of everything pumpkin spice (there are a few of you) but because of the cooler air, the trees changing on the mountains, and the end of summer heat. The transition from summer to fall is more enjoyable to me than winter to spring even though the temperature of each at some point can be shown on a Venn diagram. If fall exists year-round, I want to be there. I will settle for the Swiss Alps, however.