If you don't like the weather in Alberta at any given time, just wait 15 minutes. Our weather changes faster than a woman can change her mind! This Fall in particular has been very strange. Temperatures in the high 20's in September and then snow in early October! The leaves hardly had a chance to change color before they ended up all over the lawn frozen solid.
Now that our recent snow is melting, my weekend task will be to rake up those rapidly thawing leaves and put them into pumpkin-faced orange trash bags for display for Halloween. All those wet leaves packed into plastic bags and then placed in the sun. Sounds kind of smelly to me.