Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Full moon setting

The race is on! Will the leaves show some pretty colors for a day or so or will the breeze knock them down before there’s much more to see? Leaves are falling without much help from a breeze, so it won’t take much of one to bring them down by the thousands.

Every evening when I return to the cabin, more leaves have fallen and the views overhead and into the forest are a bit more open.  Tonight, I may well get a freeze as my first frost of the season.  Typically, I have several frosts before a hard freeze, which is often called a killing frost.  This year I will apparently head directly into freezing territory.

I have been resisting turning on the heat in the cabin, with the result that it was 59 when I woke up this morning.  I broke down and lit a fire in the fireplace.  That’s not the same as turning on the heat, is it?  I’m still going to hold off on that one for a while.


Sharkbytes said...

There are a few locations here with good color, but mostly it's just not a spectacular year. We've had a little snow already.

Carolyn H said...

Sharkbytes: I'm expecting snow flurries today or tomorrow, maybe. I likely won't have an actual snow for a while yet.

Scott said...

Carolyn: No frost (or freezes) here yet. The temperature got down to 40 degrees on Wednesday night/Thursday morning, but that was it. So, the flowers will still be blooming for another few days.

When our house got down to 63 degrees earlier this week, Kali put her foot down and told me to fire up the furnace. Though we have a fireplace with a stove in it, our house is much too large and long to heat with the fireplace--except in an emergency.

Pablo said...

Going to my cabin this weekend. I'm hoping I've timed the turn of the leaves just right, but I may be a week or two too early.

Carolyn H said...

Scott: I had a hard frost overnight, as well as several snowflakes--hard to call what I saw a "flurry."

Funny, but just two weeks ago the temperature was far above normal for October, now it's below normal.

Carolyn H said...

Pablo: I suspect it will be too early for your leaves. I'm hoping tomorrow will still be decent for them here, but I'm sure this weekend will be the last.