I am convinced - or I've convinced myself - that there was an xkcd diagram that showed winter as unbearably cold and long, summer as unbearably hot and long, and a very short burst of spring and autumn where temperatures were just right. Does this actually exist, or is it some other cartoon, or have I imagined something as real?
posted by Wordshore
on Mar 8, 2014 -
There are summer and winter versions of big sports events such as the Olympics and the X Games. Are there spring and fall-based sporting events too? If not, why not? Are there any sports that are specially seasonal outside summer/winter?
posted by divabat
on Feb 10, 2014 -
I'm writing a little thing set in fall in California, and I'd like to get a sense of what the weather is like in the Alameda/Contra Costa area in October and November. I lived nearby - in Santa Cruz - for about a year, a long time ago, but my only memory is that it did eventually get cold - just not very. (Comparatively - I live in New England now, my cold scale now goes right on up to 11.) [more inside]
posted by kythuen
on Oct 29, 2013 -
Autumn/fall is my favorite season and I love the feel and experience of the leaves changing color, the chill in the air, and traditional fall activities. The episode "Kiss and Tell" from Gilmore Girls, for example, centers around an autumn festival and has this sort of atmosphere. Could you give me some movies/documentaries/tv shows/episodes that also embody autumn?
posted by holmesian
on Oct 7, 2013 -
I’m currently expecting my first child, who is due around Halloween. I have some minor and probably totally inconsequential—yet nagging—worries about her expected birthdate, and would love if those of you who are late fall babies OR a parent of a late fall baby would come in and assuage my concerns. [more inside]
posted by anderjen
on Aug 7, 2013 -
Fun, romantic autumnal activities for this Thursday or Friday night in Chicago and surrounding area? [more inside]
posted by HeroZero
on Oct 23, 2011 -
Holiday suggestions for the end of October. Five days, leaving from London. [more inside]
posted by CRM114
on Sep 29, 2011 -
Experiencing the fall foliage in Vermont, by car, from NYC, in 2.5 days. Help me plan! [more inside]
posted by Opal
on Sep 11, 2011 -
Well, guys, it's hard squash season again (finally!) and I intend to roast and nom every seed I can get my hands on. What are your best pumpkin seed recipes and tips? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee
on Sep 27, 2010 -
How best to cook 2 duck legs + 1 duck breast for dinner? If I can do it in one dish, that would be best! Details inside. [more inside]
posted by rubadub
on Sep 10, 2010 -
Awesome, romantic getaway in proximity to nyc? Secluded, autumn beach spot preferred... [more inside]
posted by pearl228
on Nov 2, 2009 -
Woohoo, it's October! Lets get some Autumn/Halloween reading suggestions! [more inside]
posted by CZMR
on Oct 1, 2009 -
Autumn is almost here where I live! Tell me your favorite autumn party recipes, with some restrictions listed inside. [more inside]
posted by librarianamy
on Sep 16, 2009 -
What is the easiest way to get leaves off of my lawn? (Short of paying someone to do it). Leaf blowers? Ergonomic rakes? Lawn mowers?
posted by profwhat
on Oct 13, 2008 -
I'm looking for a book to read this month along the lines of Ray Bradbury's "From the Dust Returned." I want the book to feel
like autumn. [more inside]
posted by sevenless
on Oct 5, 2008 -
I'm seeing some neat Fall vegetables at farmer's market: rutabaga, squashes of all type, huge Japanese daikon radishes, parsnips, sweet potatoes, lima beans. Let's hear your great (vegetarian) recipes for these weirdo vegetables.
posted by Jason and Laszlo
on Oct 1, 2008 -
i'm in usda zone 9a (napa, ca) and am keeping a colony of honeybees in my back yard.
can anyone list some plants that will provide nectar and pollen to these awesome insects as late into the fall and winter as possible?
posted by oigocosas
on Jul 10, 2007 -
MusicFilter: Looking for songs that are like Yo La Tengo's "Our Way to Fall" or Luna's "Bewitched" [more inside]
posted by ryecatcher
on Oct 24, 2006 -
My girlfriend and I miss the countryside of upstate New York where we went to school. Specifically, we long for the region's excellent, home-made, freshly pressed, piping hot, unpasteurized [!] apple cider. We're now in New York City looking for that wonderfully nostalgic autumn taste. Where should we go?
posted by themadjuggler
on Sep 26, 2006 -
Can anyone give me some subjective or anecdotal information about the weather in Tokyo during autumn? [more inside...] [more inside]
posted by skylar
on May 18, 2004 -