Thursday, September 8, 2011

Summer - Where art thou?

Last Friday when we left for our Labor Day camping trip it was 100 degrees and we were all wondering if the heat was ever going to end as it has been such a hot summer with very little rain most of the months of July and August. We do not like to ride the horses when it is so hot as it is hard on them and not the most favorable conditions for us either. Knowing that fall is around the corner is always a wonderful way to think of the trails taking a beautiful turn as the leaves begin to change into rustic, bright colors before they fall from the trees.

Saturday was yet another day that the temperature climbed to around 100 degrees and we debated on even lighting a camp fire, but who wants to cook at camp without a fire. The evening brought some rain and cooler temperatures. Sunday was cooler as was Monday and it seemed as though there might be a cooler air moving in and settling upon us.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday have reminded us that we really do not mind the warm air and sunshine. After being 100 plus degrees for a few days, the 49 degrees that I woke to on Tuesdaymorning seemed really cold. The winds have been blowing at about 20-30 mph each day and with no sun in sight and temperatures running in the lower to mid 60's, it has proved to be cooler and more fall or winter like that what we would like for it to be. Even being inside feels cold, until you step outside. I actually have wondered if it is time to pull out sweatshirts and our slightly warmer clothes to avoid being cold when we are out.

Knowing that this is a short reprive from the heat and that the temperatures will rebound shortly, I am trying to adjust to such a rapid and rather large drop in temperatures and enjoy the fall weather without complaining as snow will soon be falling.

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