It's a long, long way from May to September, as the song almost says, but this year it often felt just as long from September to October. In New England it's a tropical heat wave one day and autumn leaves the next -- and back again. The result is like a vacation that somehow seems extended when spent in several places rather than one. It's neither one thing nor the other. But it hasn't been too bad.
Let's call it Septober, and enjoy.