Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Fall Has Fell... well sort of


Fall officially began a month ago on September 22. But here in the South, September can still be pretty hot and humid. Things have begun to change, though, and I'm seeing signs that fall might actually be here. Today I saw these bright red maple leaves and the pumpkins and mums in front of the landscaping business near my apartment. They really should have a song for this time of the year -- maybe something like "It's beginning to look a lot like Autumn."







Temps at night have dropped into the 30's several times, and I've dug out some warm jammies for night and fleece pullovers for the day. However, sometimes it's still getting warm in the middle of the day, so I dress in layers and peel off one when the temps rise. Or the day could be like today and be rainy and dreary. It's not unusual this time of year to have a forty-degree temperature spread during the course of a week.






Some of the trees like this one I saw by the grocery store today have even dropped all their leaves, which makes for a dismal landscape. Pretty soon everything but the evergreens will look like this, and we'll be shivering and waiting for spring to come around again.


Is it fall where you live yet? Or is summer still hanging on? Or maybe you're in a part of the country that's already had snow. Perhaps you're around the other side of the world and below the equator and ushering in spring.

What's your weather like and what's your favorite season?



P.S. Our very own Angel is blogging today at http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/ . This is the group blog for the 2009 Golden Heart finalists and today is her first time guest blogging. Please click over and say hi to her and show the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood how friendly the Playground gang is.

8 comments:

Jane said...

I love autumn. It's been raining for the past few days. We seem to have a constant drizzle. We'll hit the 60s on Thursday and Friday.

Problem Child said...

Fall is my favorite time of year. I love warm afternoons that lead to chilly nights.

Chilly, not cold. I don't like to shiver...

PM's Mother said...

The only thing "fallish" about where I live is the infernal falling of the live oak leaves (twice a year - spring and fall) and they don't turn to vivid colors, but our glorious colorful early spring makes up for it.

I DO miss the fall colors, though, and I usually make an annual pilgrimage to my beloved North Carolina mountains -- but not this year.

Do you know how to tell if you are having Indian Summer?

Are you ready for this?

You have Apache fog.

Linda Winstead Jones said...

I love fall. The cool weather, the leaves. Yes, even the return of football. :-) But this has not been out prettiest fall. All the rain! I could use more cool but sunny days before winter moves in.

Smarty Pants said...

Autumn is my favorite. Unfortunately, this one has been quite soggy.

Angel said...

Fall is by far my favorite, followed by spring. I don't like extreme temperatures. But this fall has been so wet, that it hasn't been as enjoyable as most.

They say we are going to be getting rain the rest of the week. And wouldn't you know I have to accompany the Kindergarten class to the pumpkin patch on Thursday. Those muddy fields should be fun...

Angel

Instigator said...

Count me as another fall fantatic. I love the turning of the leaves, the crisp, cool air and knowing that Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner. I could do without the constant wet that seems to be hanging around here though.

Instigator

catslady said...

The nice part about fall is how pretty the leaves are - the not so nice is when they all fall and you have to pick them up lol. I prefer spring myself - everything turning green after a miserable winter.