Autumn

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    Oct 01, 2007 7:09 PM GMT
    That was sudden. The summer finally came to an end yesterday - our very first rain in ages and it rained all day and all night. Now I've missed my last two cardio days, due to weather. The temperature also dropped. Last week I hardly wore more than a pair of gym shorts, now I've actually got long pants and a shirt on.

    Somebody has been deer hunting - probably poaching. The dogs ended up with a fresh deer leg on Saturday. It took me ages to figure out where they get all these antlers, skulls, and legs, when they never leave the yard without me. The coyotes bring presents like that, scavenged from all over the countryside, to my dogs. It's weird, but I've seen them do it.

    I'm still getting plenty of solar gain in the house, but that won't last much longer. Soon, it will be time to start keeping a fire burning. So for the next few weeks, the time that I was spending riding my bicycle will now go to cutting, splitting, and hauling fire wood. How's that for manly exercise? Unfortunately, I've got a lot of dead ponderosas to cut up. That stuff doesn't split with a single manly blow. In fact, every piece is a struggle.

    It's also time to harvest grapes, pears, and apples. I don't have a lot of that to do, at least. I never put up the bird nets on the vines this year, so I guess I've "donated" most of that little crop. And we only have two apple trees left, so that won't take long.

    I'm guessing that I probably won't have time to "miss" the cardio.

  • Just_Corey

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    Oct 01, 2007 7:19 PM GMT
    I, along with my fellow Fresnans, are VERY HAPPY that autumn is finally here...summer is nice too, but once the temperature hits the 100 degree mark, WHEW!

    Sounds like you'll have your hands full this season. As for me, I can't wait to go jogging and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Nice autumn breeze...temperature in the 70's...colorful foliage...only downside to autumn is that I'll lose my summer tan icon_sad.gif
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    Oct 01, 2007 7:50 PM GMT
    If Robert W. Service* wrote the Weather Report

    A mass of cool air is churning it up
    ..Down the whole Atlantic coast,
    And out in the West it's so dog-dirty hot
    ..That it's making a rattlesnake roast;
    In Ohio some snow is beginning to blow
    ..And they're due for a blizzard or two;
    And up in the skies, folks are peeling their eyes
    ..For the Hurricane known as Sue!

    In north Idaho nights are 50 below
    ..From a cold front up Canada way;
    And that low-pressure mass that had started to pass
    ..Just keeps hanging around day to day
    They're choking from dust from a high-pressure gust
    ..That keeps blowing from Texas right through;
    And from here to Moline folks are looking real keen
    ..For that Hurricane known as Sue!

    They're flooded from rains on the Great Western Plains,
    ..And from Michigan on to the East,
    They're starting to freeze from a cold, icy breeze
    ..That ain't fit for a man or a beast
    You all wonder, I guess, from this weatherman's mess
    ..If the forecast's for rain or for shine --
    If everything fails, flip a coin heads or tails
    ..'Cause your guess is no better than mine!

    by Frank Jacob
    "Mad for Better or Verse" 1968

    *Robert William Service
    (January 16, 1874 – September 11, 1958 ) was a poet and writer. He is most well known for his writings on the Canadian north, including the poems "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" and The Cremation of Sam McGee
  • zakariahzol

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    Oct 02, 2007 4:33 PM GMT
    I am green with envy. This topic reminded me of my college days in Michigan with 4 season. I love all the four seasons, Wish I am still in Michigan. Over here just a few degree north of equator, it eternal summer all years. One of this day I gonna go to North America or Europe during this season so I can experience this nature wonder again. It been 16 years since I last saw snow and the changing/falling autumn leaf.
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    Oct 02, 2007 6:55 PM GMT
    What is the world's obsession with Michigan lately? We hate it here. Unless you're into snow boarding or something of that sort, winter sucks. When Fall comes and if you have a house you gotta clean up all the leaves.
    Spring comes and it rains and rains and rains. And even summer is annoying!

    I would like to live in a place that was spring, summer and fall fused together which would create the perfect atmosphere I think. It would be the perfect season. Screw winter, I can do without all the snow.

    Especially considering the fact that my college never closes. Last year was the first day that they closed because of snow in over 15 years. and thats only because the snow had piled up so high that cars literally couldn't drive.
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    Oct 02, 2007 8:04 PM GMT
    icon_sad.gifwe don't really get autumn here
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    Oct 02, 2007 8:11 PM GMT
    We just have winter and a little bit of summer. It's all cold and rainy, but sometimes in summer there are rainbows
  • art_smass

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    Oct 03, 2007 3:01 PM GMT
    We have a long, dark winter here and not much of a summer. In nice years, spring and fall sort of stretch out. September and October usually constitute autumn, but it can linger into November occasionally (and winter can last well into May). At the moment it's beautiful outside. You should see my burning bush!
  • Squarejaw

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    Oct 03, 2007 4:32 PM GMT
    Had my last pool party of the summer on September 30. Hit 83 degrees. Temps will continue to be in the consistent 70s during the day for several more weeks, but the ground will be too cold to heat the pool. Last year, though, on New Year's Day it was in the low 70s, and a bunch of friends came over to have margaritas in the hot tub.

    I grew up in Western Pennsylvania, with four distinct seasons and ice storms in the winter. I love LA.
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    Oct 03, 2007 6:47 PM GMT
    I love autumn here on the east coast. The tempurature goes down; the humidity goes down; the leaves change...

    ...ahhhh...

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  • MSUBioNerd

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    Oct 03, 2007 6:59 PM GMT
    Not all of us in Michigan hate it. I love having 4 seasons again. I grew up in western NY, and I can tell you that the 7 years I spent in CA felt very weird, not having real winters.
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    Nov 06, 2013 10:00 AM GMT
    Autumn.
  • IronyMerchant

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    Nov 06, 2013 7:36 PM GMT
    Autumn in the UK is pretty much a wash out and miserable weather. Bring on a white christmas!
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    Nov 06, 2013 8:51 PM GMT
    Good grief. Who dragged this out of the trash bin?
    Hah. I must have written that just before I went out and bought the hydraulic log splitter icon_rolleyes.gif

    Two weeks ago was still barefoot shirtless weather. Now it's been drizzling for days and I haven't seen the sun in a week.
  • Paperless_Pen

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    Nov 06, 2013 8:57 PM GMT
    Orange leaves, yellow and red. Beautiful Autumn Fall.
  • winwin

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    Nov 08, 2013 12:42 PM GMT
    I love fall, my favorite season. Being from Maine I miss all the 4 seasons. Now I live in hot humid Florida where there is only one season which is summer and I hate it, its miserable. Give me snow anytime!
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    Nov 09, 2013 11:13 PM GMT
    I know autumn has arrived when I hear the honking geese flying in overhead towards the river delta marshlands.
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    Nov 09, 2013 11:51 PM GMT
    Well I have been enjoying my spring thus fare, and my garden has put on a wonderful show, and for Xmas we also have summer full of BBQ's and other great summer staff. But I love Autumn in my city too, and it never snows here either. I love my sun burnt country.