Friday, November 09, 2012
All the leaves are down...
...for the first time in about three weeks. I didn't realize how much difference last week's time change makes in the morning when the sun rises to a clear sky. Chilly and windy or not, the sun makes the day seem a lot warmer and friendlier. Still, there's no denying the mountains look decidedly wintry these days, even without snow to blanket the forest.
I've had frost, if not always a freeze, each night of the past several. November here is a variable month. Sometimes November is downright harsh, and in other years it's a warm extension of October but without the leaves. This year, as in most, the weather is doing both, often within a few days of each other. Chilly since Hurricane Sandy passed, the next few days will bring warmer, October-like temperatures. That will be a pleasant respite, though of course that won't last either. It doesn't matter. I've always liked weather's variety here. I'm not the sort of person who would do well in a land where the temperature hadly ever changes. I think I'd get bored.
Fortunately, living where I do, seasonal variety is the norm. Three weeks of rain and overcast weather was already stretching my limits.