Sunday, October 06, 2019

Fingers crossed.

Earlier this week I began to worry. Several of the oaks in the hollow simply went from green to brown. They've done that in years past when it was dry. The problem with this autumn so far is that it's been dry AND hot.

The barn road had a crunchy brown carpet each day this week when we walked. I snapped this picture with my phone.

Then, as my giddy post last night reported, it rained.  Sometime after midnight, I heard the rain drumming on the metal roof. We don't hear that unless it rains HARD. This was a good thing.

The weather today had been delightful. Jilda and I walked for almost an hour this morning. Before the rain yesterday afternoon, many of the trees here were ditching summer even though it refused to leave.

Today, the world seemed a little lighter. With rainfall, there's a chance we still may have some color this autumn. My fingers are crossed.


  1. Fingers crossed with and for you.

  2. So happy you finally had some rain! I've been watching your weather on the weather channel and feeling so bad for the south. We've been dry and hot too but finally some relief came with wet weather. I guess it's going to be Fall after all! Hope you get some more rain soon!

  3. I'm glad you finally got rain. I hope you get all you need.
    Hugs, Julia

  4. Hope you do get to enjoy some color. Dry summers often make for a brown fall. Here they say we should see the peak of fall color the end of October. Things are just starting to change now.

  5. Yes, It has been really dry lately. Our neighbors said they heard rain over night but we didn't.

  6. I hope you get your colors.

  7. Dry and hot isn't good is it we need regular rain


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