Fall here is hot. It's dry. It's often windy (fire season starts here when the Santa Ana winds blow in from across the Mohave desert and the sickos come out to play with their matches). The nights are a bit cooler. And the land everywhere is brown. A tropical oasis Southern California is not. But it has a beauty of its own, nonetheless.
And because I'm a dork who sometimes can't make a decision, here's another collage of the exact same pictures.
addendum: I make these collages using Fotofusion which can be downloaded from Lumapix.com. The company generously lets you use/demo the entirety of their software (they even provide tutorial videos). Anything you create while demo-ing the product will contain Lumapix's watermark.