Letters from a Hill Farm
Tea will be served at 11:44.Precisely.
We've already dropped below the 50 degree mark downstate in NY. The trees still have some green so it's a confusing contrast. Been pushing some heat in the mornings and can smell the dust beginning to burn off the radiators.Yep - winter's coming. Time to get the wool out of storage...- Jeff
Certainly chilly, but pretty nonetheless!
We are having our first snow here in Central New York today also!
The first frost, the first chill of the year is always so exciting. It's especially lovely during sunrise on a clear morning and the layer of frost/fog is hovering low to the ground. The air smells so fresh and clean (and if you're lucky, like apples or of chimney smoke). Of course by January we're all tired of it but the first frost and the first snow are always something fun. Happy Friday! :)
Are you SURE you live south of me?? :)Stay warm and cozy!!
We've had the first glittery white roofs, cars and lawns this morning, too, and when I left for work, it was for the first time this season that I put on a proper winter coat, boots and a woolly scarf.As far as I'm concerned, there would have been enough time for that in about four weeks...
No "dusting" here, but Mrs. Gates' teeth are also ch-chattering! I can hardly bear to think what I'll do when it actually gets cold!
Just the answer, Pamela!Jeff, do you have the old-fashioned radiators? Even with my beloved woodstove and quick forced hot air oil heat, I do miss the silver radiators of my childhood. I can still smell mittens drying.Jill, that's right. Turtleneck, check. Flannel shirt, check. Fleece jacket, check. :<)Erin, yes! And winter is my favorite season. I love snow except for my kids driving in it.Nan, I wonder if you'll get more. Commonweeder in Massachusetts got some real weather.That was poetry, Kittie Flyn! We sure do have the woodsmoke smell around here.Island Sparrow, I'll never figure that out. A woman wrote me from Saskatchewan surprised that my climate was so much like hers. Librarian, I love that 'glittery' - the perfect word.
Rebecca, time for the fleece and flannel and wool. :<)
Mrs Bales' toes would be freezing here in Oregon! At least mine are.beautiful Autumn in your picture -- and here as well -- it just never lasts quite long enough.Snuggle up -- stay warm.
Well, we are cooling down enough to keep the lanai doors and windows open during the night and waking in the morning with 'healthy puppy' noses, but by 10 am the temps start rising and by noon the doors and windows are shut and the a/c starts running by 2pm. I'm loving the cool and have to smile at the sight of so many wearing jackets and sweatshirts. But it does get cold enough by deep winter to freeze the citrus trees. I live in Citrus Country which used to be the home of the majority of orange groves in FL till one too many freezes occured back in the 50's and killed whole groves. So, now your delicious FL oj comes from further south in the state and the only thing freezing here are the retirees from the northern tier. Throw a sweater on for me. :) MizB
Hi Nan: We have also had a skiff of snow, a wee bit early in my opinion. If this keeps up I shall have to press my new gray tam into service. Lovely to see Mrs. B. again.
Sallie, isn't that just so true. Though I do like this part of autumn - when the leaves are almost gone and the views are long.Miz B, so very beautifully written. We went to Florida eleven years ago, and Tom's parents took us to an orange grove. By the next year it was a housing development. So sad.Donna, love that word 'skiff.' And your tam - have you ever put up a photo of it? Did I miss it?
Time to get cozy!I have to tell you, Nan, that when I went to the library today it was as though a beam of sunshine was shining down on one particular book as I walked toward the fiction section. It was lighting up a copy of (ta-dah) Dog on It, which has been checked out for ages. I'm going to go make a cup of coffee, get snuggly under a lap blanket on the sofa, and start reading. At last!
I do love the change of seasons! We think it is chilly with temps in the low 60s at night. Sweater weather for thin-blooded Floridians.
The joke up here is - You know you're from Saskatchewan when you design Halloween costumes to fit over a snowsuit. It looks like you beat us for the first snow. The forecast here shows a chance tonight and scattered flurries for Wednesday. I guess our Indian Summer is over and it's time to dig out the boots and mitts.
Poor Mrs Bale. Winter is really trying to move in. I like your frosty header picture.
We saw piles of snow at the entrance to the Mt. Washington Auto Road yesterday morning. Woke this morning to the local NPR announcer telling us it was 27 degres in Berlin, and we're only 1 town away from there. But the snow-topped mountains are lovely. We brought lots of layers for our North Country wedding weekend. Unfortunately, the layered look won't be appropriate for the wedding itself!
We had about this much snow, too, yesterday. Today we are left with the wind. I need to find the glove box.
We had a frost warning the other night!! Yikes, I'm so not ready for the colder temps!!!
Oh my goodness!! It's getting chilly here, too. I wore a down vest yesterday while walking Annie. And our leaves are gorgeous right now.
The taste of chill creeping in, and yet so pretty to the eye.
Clair, I'm so tickled! You are so going to love it. J.G., do many people wear fleece down there when the weather gets cooler? I love the stuff, and we both have lots of vests and jackets. Carolyn, we often have snow flurries on Hallowe'en, or if not, like you, it may still be very cold.Thanks, Lisa. At least she has her scarf on. :<)Margaret, I wore a fleece vest to a wedding last year in October, and I never took it off. :<) It was a pretty blue but still ... not the height of fashion.Commonweeder, we had some wind afterwards too, but the snow melted almost immediately.Staci, you just might be in the wrong area if you don't like the cold coming. :<) I think you are much like us in weather. Les, I love my down vests. I have an old junky one and a newer one, and there's nothing warmer.Anil, thanks for coming by. My weather is sure different from yours, isn't it? And it is pretty. I love this time of year.
Wow, that is cold weather!!
Sherri, as I finally answer your note on this Tuesday evening, it is 64º!
I am so jealous! I am actually running our a/c today as no matter how many windows I open I can't get the house temp down to a comfortable level. But my husband tells me to look forward to mid-50s during the day by the end of the week. Practicing my patience:)
Stacy, it has been warm this week; too warm for me. It's supposed to be cooler here, as well, later this week.
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