This time of the year is called Sarı Yaz - Yellow Summer, but I think a better English translation would be "Mellow Summer". The heat and harshness July and August is over, the air feels soft and everything seems to calm down, even the sea has a milky laziness to it. It is a perfect time to plan long walks. The ground is still dry underfoot so heavy boots are unnecessary and it's both warm enough and cool enough for a single T-shirt and one bottle of water. It's a golden time as a the countryside takes on all shades from flaxen to copper and even the most mundane scene has a little romance about it.