I should also mention that I spotted someone rollerblading in ear muffs recently. To be fair, I believe that day it was a low of +22 (c) with windchill.
Last year around this time, I left Rio to go home to Canada for a few weeks. Mr. DRL joined me later in August, but told me that all of the leaves fell from the trees while I was gone, only to miraculously reappear before I returned. I have always joked with him that he must have been lying and that winter could not possibly have been so short but now the leaves sure seem to have turned and are falling from the trees at a quick pace!