How you can tell it’s fall in L.A., according to a guy from Vermont
by David on
It’s a hot, muggy, gray, early-fall day in Los Angeles. A single, tall man stands on a corner of the busy intersection of 1st and Fairfax streets.
“It’s actually pretty chilly today,” he says. “You can tell it’s fall by the temperature of the air.”
Not too long ago, he would have said it was warm. Now he says it’s chilly.
“It’s a really beautiful, crisp, chilly day. It is fall.”
It’s the first time it’s really been chilly in Los Angeles County in four months, where it’s still warm at night and cold during the day.
“It feels like it should be November,” he says.
Why does it feel it should be fall in L.A.?
“Because all of the people are out here in shorts, flip flops, that’s why.”
That’s a bit of a cop-out on his part.
“A lot of people stay here because they don’t want to be outside,” he says.
And, perhaps, because they have no desire to wear pants. (Well, one of them does — to an outdoor concert at the Hollywood Bowl.)
“A lot of people wear shorts, maybe a pair of shorts,” he says. “We call them ‘go-go shorts.'”
But a lot of people wear clothes that are appropriate for the fall climate. Clothes that will keep the body warm and cool, but won’t get their shirt untucked.
Maybe those folks are in Vermont, where it’s still warm during the day.
Why does it feel like it should be fall in L.A.? The same reason it feels like it should snow in Vermont at this time of year.
(This is the second in a series about how you can tell that it’s fall in L.A., according to a guy from Vermont).
The sun sets, and the air grows chilly. The trees are covered in the fall colors, which appear on or before Labor Day