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Changing leaf color, drying grasses, and seeding milkweeds are but a few visible indicators of a season in transition. Keith Corliss

Flight Lines: Transitions mark October, some apparent, some not

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My butternut squash froze last weekend. Sunday morning I woke up to find my thermometer reading 34 degrees but it sits a few feet above the ground. At ground level, however, a distinctive hoary-white coating blanketed the grass next to the meandering squash vine, which also sported frost. Official thermometers are sited four to six feet above the ground according to WDAY meteorologist Daryl Richison, as does mine.

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