Austin
11:55 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Photos: Austin Welcomes the Signs of Fall

With blistering summer temperatures stretching all the way into September, Austin doesn’t need much prompting  to embrace cooler temperatures. This weekend’s cold front was proof of that, having marked the start of sweater weather for many Austinites.

Photojournalist Jillian Schantz Patrick took these pictures for KUT News over the weekend, documenting Austin’s reaction to the changing season.

Credit Jillian Schantz Patrick for KUT News

Greg and Carole Hughes enjoy the weather and the view with their friends Audrey Geen and Vernon Simpson at Lake Travis. “I’m in town from Florida,” Geen said. “I only brought one pair of pants!”

Credit Jillian Schantz Patrick for KUT News

Leaves began to change colors after a cold front blew into Austin over the weekend.

Credit Jillian Schantz Patrick for KUT News

A snake slithers onto a rock. Because of the drop in temperatures, cold-blooded animals like snakes often emerge to warm themselves in the sun.

Credit Jillian Schantz Patrick for KUT News

Janeffer Cherian walks her American bulldog Atlas on Columbus Day. The cold front brought cooler temperatures and clear skies.

Credit Jillian Schantz Patrick for KUT News

Matt Lundy warms his hands by a makeshift heater while tailgating during Saturday’s UT-Austin game. Temperatures dropped dramatically on Saturday, leaving many Austinites scrambling for their coats.

Have any great seasonal photos of your own? Send them into news@kut.org.