Seasonal change is a relative term. Here in Southern Louisiana where the Gulf of Mexico laps ever nearer to our doorstep, we do not get the change of colors or piles of leaves and crisp apples. We do get a tangible shift in humidity level and suddenly what was a continuous light mist of dampness ever present wafts away and there is clear dry air throwing the colors of the homes in stark contrast to the sky. Everyone walks with a little bounce in their step after making it through another hot summer.
We never stop having a good time in this town often you just sweat your way through it or go into the cooling cave of an air conditioned venue loosing all sense of time when you emerge hours later with new best friends. But when the weather changes into fall it seems everyone wants to stay outside longer and so the party moves back outside.
With the end of September the musicians come back in town and concerts, festivals fill the air. Tonight the Harvest the Music series starts at Lafayette Square, Doctor John , Rebirth Brass Band, Colin Lake, Mia Borders all playing in the next few weeks. The quieter festivals like the Poorboy Festival, Hog For a Cause are coming up and it is a great time to be here. Of course we are beginning to plan our Halloween costumes and there is football and tailgating with gumbo and spicy sausages on the grill. We are not over hurricane season yet and the weathermen dutifully pull out their bar graphs with spiky lines every night to remind us we have four weeks left, but with the tang in the air, we are itching to don a long sleeve shirt and get on with the fall season.