We flew to the Midwest to visit my family. As we flew in, I was a little disappointed to see that the leaves hadn't turned for fall. I miss the Midwest's spectacular display of fall colors that you just don't get in the Evergreen State. Here or there, sure, you get some maple trees that turn red or yellow, but damn, the Midwest does it big. I'm sure there are other parts of the country that get better fall leaves but I spent plenty of falls in Indiana and it wasn't until I moved to the Northwest that I realized it isn't like that everywhere. Now, I miss seeing it and was sad to see it hadn't started happening yet for our trip to the Midwest. I could have sworn October was the right time of year for the leaves to change but I guess the Midwest had a hot summer and fall is happening late. Damn you, Global Warming. At least if it was going to be a late fall, couldn't you have at least had the fireflies out and about still? I also miss seeing those.