Indian Summer* is Garden Magic
Janet grew up hearing her mother say, "Indian Summer always comes some time
after Veteran's Day. Don't even think about calling anything in
October 'Indian Summer' because that's before anyone can really
appreciate it. It has to come after some serious
Perhaps it's because of this teaching that we've always looked
for some mild, sunny weather after mid-November and have almost
always seen at least two or three mild, sunny days in a stretch
arrive during that time. Just a few years ago, it came with 70
degree air during the first week of December! This year, we skipped
and smiled through the last two days of November, greeting and
being greeted by everyone else outside, "Isn't this wonderful?!!"
(Unfortunately, the weekend Indian Summer came with rain,
so Monday-Friday career people might have missed it.)
So keep an eye on the weather forecast. Be ready to jump on that
couple-three days. Enjoying them is worth time off work. Go out to
rake or edge or simply walk and scuffle in crisp dry leaves.
In late fall (late November and early December) sunlight
comes in at a low angle that makes everything yellow and red glow
warmly. Our favorite time of the year is Indian Summer when the
temperatures approach or top 50°F, the sky is clear, the wind is
still and we know we have been blessed to be out in such
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