Friday, October 21, 2011
Dark rainy fall days
Until Thanksgiving, two weeks ago, the weather had been beautiful, balmy even. A true Indian summer. Since then the cold has set in with high winds and tons of rain. Even when the sun does peek through it seems a watery pale light, not the robust warm and welcoming heat of the previous weeks.
I miss the sun - it makes it so much more pleasant to dig in the bulbs for spring or transplant perennials that need to be moved. Even walk the dogs. The sleet does not endear the outdoors to me these days.
But we go out anyway. Dogs seem to insist on that. And once outside, it makes me feel good even though the days get shorter and darker.
By Christmas which is really only a couple of months away now, the days will once again begin to get longer and the snow will make everything seem brighter... this is the time for preparation for the snow. At least this year I might get all the chores done... the weather seems to make me want to do them quickly and without any fooling around.
Hope you are also getting some time to get your outdoor chores finished off so you too can enjoy the next season.