Winter is near, but, it is unusually nice outside these days.
Observation: It is unusually nice outside these days. The people that have lived here for decades remember when it was below 0 this time of year. The skies are clear so it gets below freezing in the evening but the lack of precipitation is allowing us a later fall. It is also very quiet, most animals have already bedded down or are in the process of readying them selves for the winter. The stars are also becoming more brilliant as the night gets longer each day.