One of the good things about it getting dark earlier at this time of year is that a simple trip to the grocery store gives me a chance to see the lit-up Manhattan skyline. It’s spectacular tonight. The Empire State Building is lit in red-yellow-red. I wondered about the colors and decided to look it up.

According to the ESB website, that combo is considered fall colors and will be up through November 22. It’s pretty cool to see what events and causes are represented by the colors they use. For example, in November, they honored Rutgers football with red; March of Dimes premature births with pink and blue; and Veterans Day with red, white and blue.

What a beautiful landmark.