Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Last of the Fall Gold

Last Friday we had our first official snowfall (more than three weeks later than average); a mere “trace”, but a measurable one. Today we will set a record high temperature---into the upper 70’s---for this date.

Our growing cycle for this year seems to have been set last spring when I noted (here) how late the woody plants were coming into leaf and bloom. All of the seasons since then have followed in synch and arrived/extended a bit off the norm. That’s OK. Sometimes it takes the “not-normal” to open our eyes to the world around us.

What have you been seeing lately?

1 comment:

Aiyana said...

Here in the AZ desert, we had one long summer! It really didn't cool down until November, but we've had some days that have been near 100. It will be interesting to see if we get any frost this winter. Last year we had great winter rains, which made for a spectacular wildflower season. That ususally doesn't happen two years in a row, unfortunately.