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In St. Petersburg, a maple’s leaves reveal a tinge of changing color, announcing all good things to come for a Florida fall.BOYZELL HOSEY | Times

Florida's fall not a flashy season, but it foretells coming delights

North of us, Americans are drinking apple cider, eyeing the pumpkins, calling the chimney sweep, dressing in flannel shirts against the slight nip in the air. Not in Florida. We're still adjusting the air conditioner. We're still watching the tropics and wearing Hawaiian shirts. Oh, Florida. Where is our fall? Wait …


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