Thermometer readings may not support the reality that fall came to the Mid-South on Sept. 23. Standing in a cornfield before noon with temperatures already inching toward 90 degrees feels a lot like summer.
But, according to the calendar, fall has arrived.
And if one looks closely enough and ignores the unusually hot mid-September weather, the first blushes of color or the fading greens of summer indicate the transition. Driving the backroads of west Tennessee recently, I noticed early indications. Here are a few signs of fall.