Agreed. I live in Australia (as I guess you do from your nick) and I love this time of year. I was surprised by the general preference for summer-to-autumn transition until I remembered that most readers are in the north.
I live in Australia too, and I really like the Summer -> Autumn transition, because it means I can stop worrying about whether my house will have been destroyed by a bushfire when I get home. Seems like every summer is a high-risk summer these days.
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