The difficulty with this hot humid weather in my most favorite month (aside from birthday month in June) is it never really feels like a crisp fall. The leaves don't change, I rarely find the actual need to wear boots and scarves, the jack-o-lanterns wilt in the heat, etc. As a brief digression, I think it would be awesome to trick-or-treat in Houston because your Mom would never force you to wear your winter coat over your awesome Pink Power Ranger costume.
Anyways, this week I worked on making it feel a bit more like fall inside since the outside is still on July mode. Both the local HEB and Trader Joe's have an impressive array of pumpkins and gourds of all shapes and sizes.