Claire and I were talking about the summer ending and fall, and eventually winter, coming on. I told Claire the days would get cooler and maybe wetter, and it would get dark earlier in the day. After a while, it would even be dark when she wakes up and dark well before bed time, even before she comes home from school.
“That sounds pretty nice!”, Claire said hopefully. Then after a pause, “But not really nice.” That is as good of a summary of winter in central Texas as I have ever heard.