If you have a good imagination, you might be able to detect a hint of autumn in the air by the time you read this column, but there sure isn’t one as I’m writing it.

We had a blistering summer and three weeks into fall, the temperatures hover just below 90 degrees for most of us. I took this week off in anticipation of enjoying cooler weather. It was not to be.

Oh, well, maybe a little Christmas conversation will make it feel frostier. I know, I know. We haven’t even had Halloween yet, but if you want to know when, where and how to get this year’s White House Historical Association’s 2018 Christmas Ornament, now’s the time to find out.

Helen Key, with the Fort Walton Beach Lioness Club, reminded me last week.

“We will be at Crosspoint Church in Niceville for their Craft Fair on Oct. 27,” she wrote in an email. Or you may order the ornament by calling Mary Ogletree at 244-4123, Gladys Haney at 837-9310 and Key at 226-3456.

I haven’t seen this year’s ornament in person, but the photo of it on the White House Historical Association’s website, WhiteHouseHistory.org, is stunning as usual, front and back.

It honors Harry S. Truman, the 33rd president of the United States, and is designed to illustrate three significant changes made by President Truman during his administration — one to the Presidential Seal and two to the White House itself, the website says.

One side of the ornament features his celebrated Truman Balcony, added in 1947-48 to the South Portico. The other side features his renovated Blue Room, which was dismantled and rebuilt in 1948-52 along with other rooms. A Christmas tree towers in the middle of the exquisite room.

The Presidential Seal hovers above the White House. Originally, the American eagle looked toward its left talons, which clutch spears. Truman had the design changed so the eagle looks to its right talons, which hold olive branches of peace, the website explains.

It’s made of non-tarnishing 24k gold-plated brass, sure to sparkle wherever you choose to hang it.

I feel more spritely already!

If you’re looking for a unique way to experience the culinary offerings in South Walton, a new business called A Little Taste of the Emerald Coast may be the answer.

According to a press release, founder Abbe Little (Ah, see what she did there with the name? Clever.) launched two guided food tours in late August.

One travels through Miramar Beach and includes stops at Mezcal, Acme Oyster House, Ocean Club, Christiano’s and Vin’tij Food & Wine.

The other focuses on Highway 30A West and includes stops at the Perfect Pig, Local Catch, Grayton Beer Brewpub and Trebeache.

“I began visiting the Emerald Coast area 20 years ago with a very dear friend who recently passed after a courageous journey with breast cancer,” Little said in the release. “She’s my inspiration for this venture while my sister is the catalyst for the idea.

“We would have what we called our ‘progressive 30A day’ and stop at various restaurants within the different beach communities for a tasting. This later evolved into my husband and I’s favorite date. We’d make a list of new restaurants to try and select one item to try at each location.

“After working for a Fortune 500 company for 18 years, I decided to change my career path to fit the lifestyle I wanted. Through my passion for this area, its culinary scene and meeting new people, A Little Taste of the Emerald Coast was born.”

All tours are in partnership with Sunshine Shuttle with Little as your guide, the release explains. Tours are about four hours long. There must be at least six guests and a maximum of 15. Tickets are $109 per person.

To book a tour or for more information, visit emeraldcoastfoodtours.com.

The largest country music festival in North Florida, Party in the Pines, will take place Oct. 19 and 20 at Bienville Plantation, which is near White Springs.

Zac Brown Band will headline on Oct. 19 and Little Big Town on Oct. 20.

Single-day as well as two-day general admission and VIP tickets are available online at partyinthepines.com. Prices start at $119.