I cannot say enough good things about the weather here in Chicago over the past week. It has been cool and crisp, a nice transition from a mild summer into a (hopefully) mild winter and fall. I have just wanted to be outside, and take long meandering walks with a cup of coffee or tea. Even my dog has a little pep in his step when we go for his morning walks. It’s been overcast today, but I managed to snap this picture late this afternoon as the sun began to set. This is the courtyard of my condo building, and our apartment just happens to have the best view of it from our front deck. Nothing is better than sitting outside in the refreshing air with a good book and just enjoying. I hope that, even though it is not technically fall yet, this weather sticks around for a few months, before we have to go back to snowy winters.