The weather in Raleigh has finally caught up with the calendar. The leaves are starting to manifest the hues of the season and are beginning to detach and drift downward. But leaves aren’t the only things falling from the sky in our neighborhood.

Our streets are lined with majestic, mature oak trees that are trying to secure their legacy by releasing acorns. These suckers bounce about 4 feet high when they hit the road- and make a serious thud when they find the roof of your car. Drive by at the wrong moment and you’d swear it is hailing.

On the positive side, now the teenage boys in the neighborhood have something to throw at each other. Oh to be young again.