We put away our shorts and dig out our pants, light coats, and scarves for those chilly mornings and evenings. Flip flops and sandals give away to sneakers, cute boots, and closed-toe shoes. Stores bust out their rainbow of tights and stockings for the women seeking to accessorize their skirts and dresses.
There's new foods to enjoy as well. Persimmons (감) and tangerines (귤) make their return to sellers' carts and grocery stores, their cheery orange and yellow color inviting you to buy. I had never tried the former until I came to Korea, but I was not disappointed. Persimmons have the appearance of tiny pumpkins, with the slight taste of cinnamon, pear, and apple mixed together. To me, this fruit is a true sign of fall.
Enjoy the weather and the colors, as before we know it, winter will be here!