Saturday, October 10, 2009

Autumn: 9/28/09 to 10/10/09

Weather report for Minnesota:
It snowed last night. It's very cold and blustery today, and the tomato plants and petunias are dead as doornails. This must be a record for a short autumn season--it's scarcely two weeks since fall fell with a thud!
Most of the leaves are still on the trees and they're still green. It doesn't look like there will be any glorious fall colors this year. The leaves don't seem to have the energy to burst forth into red, bronze, gold and orange. They just curl up and turn grayish green and float listlessly to earth. They are so desiccated they crumble when you step on them.
We had a lovely summer and I enjoyed it enormously. I guess it's now time to enjoy winter.


Sparrow chic said...

Roads were slushy driving to work last night and slippery with ice this morning coming home. UGH, winter is raising it's ugly head.
Just a little Indian Summer please ??!!

Ms Sparrow said...

That's the part of winter I hate most--slippery roads and sidewalks!
Drive carefully, chickie!

Daughter Number Three said...

I think we will get a reprieve before it really settles in. But it's too bad we won't have any of the less-hardy plants to keep us company.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Don't fergit my weather predictions:
Early Fall (check!) then Indian Summer
Very hard SHORT winter with some strange bouts of warmer weather in it.
Early spring, miserable.

SNOW already! Amazing!

Barbara Blundell said...

Snow already ! How early winter starts ! It's been a lovely autumn day here and I've been out on my bike !
Hope there is a bit of Indian Summer round the corner for you