I have not issued nearly as many updates about the weather and my wonderful yard this fall as usual!
Much colder much earlier than normal is the current state of the weather – though it has right this minute warmed up to the point of being 60 degrees tomorrow, and 50-something right now. By the end of the week, temperatures will be back down to the teens. We’ve also had an excellent amount of sun all fall, seems to me.
My friend Teresa’s woolly worms were all black during August – meaning a very cold winter. And then, just before she left for a New Zealand summer, she saw several that were black at both ends, and nearly red in the middle. I’m hoping that means that this extreme coldness will end, and we’ll have moderate temps until late February. Crossing my fingers.
The yard is pretty much ready for winter – I’d like to have a chance to get the leaves off all the lawns. The driveway is pretty clean, the veggie and herb gardens have been covered with those same leaves, the compost heap is piled high.
The chipmunks are mostly asleep, unless the day is exceptionally warm. And the raccoons seem to be more awake at night than usual. Haven’t heard any owls recently – love that sound in the late night / early morning.
So all is here in the wildness just 5 minutes from Fountain Square. : >