|Fall has come upon us! It is cooling down in the evening. The colors of the leaves are changing. It is time to think a bit about what you need to do differently to take care of your violin. A violin needs a stable environment. Moving your violin from a warm house to a cold car, then heating up the car, then getting out into the cold, then walking into a warm building is not exactly stable. Things like a humidifier help maintain a stable environment and protect the instrument as it moves from place to place. They are not very expensive, and can save you the expense and headaches involved with a cracked instrument.