YAKIMA – Thanksgiving is exactly in two weeks and Christmas won’t be far behind. But autumn is hanging on, much like the colorful leaves still clinging to some of the trees here in the Lower Valley. Nowhere is that more evident in our valley than at the Yakima Area Arboretum. Sure, spring and summer blossoms like those in the arboretum’s rose garden are long gone. But at the arboretum you’ll still see plenty of signs of fall having its last colorful fling before sailing away with the winds of winter. There’ll be time plenty enough over the next few weeks and months to embrace winter and its holidays. But allow yourself to linger longer over fall…before its colors are whisked away.