I am not a fan of evenings being dark early. I begin to notice the change in August an as the summer turns to fall and then to the holiday season, my mood begins to change and not for the better. And while I love the crisp weather and the beautiful fall colors, the fact that it gets dark around 7 and during November it begins to creep closer to 5 pm over runs all the advantages that fall is in this area.
Thankfully, beginning tomorrow, we begin to get brief whisps of extended daylight in the evening. And althought mornings will continue to shorten into Janaury, we've turned the corner on longer periods of darkness in the evening. I can't wait for this change to be discernable to the eye a few days after the new year.