October 22, 2003

A Sure Sign of Fall in Southern California

Okay, so Southern California doesn't have the normal signs of fall.... No large quantities of trees changing colors. No frost on the windows in the morning. But, we do know when it's fall! That's when the local Tosco/Unocal refinery in Wilmington paints one of their tanks to look like a Jack-O-Lantern for Halloween. They have been doing this for decades. I remember going to see it when I was really, really little in the late 60's, early 70's. You cannot go all the way up to the tank. Just into a parking lot below it. But, they give out free caramel corn. So, we do have signs of fall! This, and the brush fires that come around this time, due to the Santa Ana winds.

Posted by Valkyre at October 22, 2003 08:27 PM