Monday, October 8, 2007

What season is it???

We've had no rain and it's been really hot in Southwest Ohio. This big tree in my backyard is usually a beautiful rainbow of yellow and orange by now but the leaves are just turning brown and falling off. If you click on it, you can see they are brown. I think we might not have a pretty Fall this year in Ohio.

And this little Magnolia tree grows right in between my decks, which will be coming down next Spring. I hope we can save this little tree when the decks come down because when it does bloom, it's so pretty in the Spring. If you also click on this picture you can see it is starting to bud again, it's probably so confused as to what season it is.

Let's say you were Rip Van Winkle and you just woke up today and went outside of my house and took a look. Honestly, old Rip would think it was August 8th instead of October 8th! Yesterday I got in my car and it said it was 91 degrees outside and we are suppose to hit that again today. You guys know I like summer, right Kari? But I think I'm ready for a change. My daughter, Melissa wants me to go with her and Maddie to the local pumpkin patch but it's really hard to get into hot chocolate and caramel apples when it feels like you should be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs and swimming. They are telling us that these are record heat temps. No kidding! I guess I should be thankful it's not record cold temps. The record cold for Cincinnati for October 8th was 29 degrees in 1952. I put away all my summer clothes before I left for Alaska so now I'm dragging out my capris and tees. My sandals stay out year round, I ignore all the rules of fashion on the subject of sandals. I am a die hard sandal wearer, if there's no snow on the ground I'll wear my sandals till Christmas. My sweetie wants to wear his shorts at our Christmas party on Christmas Day, I told him to wear whatever will make him happy.

This post is longer than I originally intended but I wanted to give a shout out to two of my new blogging friends. I just love making new friends in blogging and these two girls are great. The first one is Julie from Nunnies Attic. First I just love the name of her blog and she has a really great blog. She always pays me a nice visit and leaves a kind word. Thanks Julie!

The next blog is Irene from Our little piece of the world. She's a young mom with three beautiful little girls. She's new to the blogging world and I know she would appreciate you stopping by to visit.

Anyway, I've been real chatty here today. I guess you can tell I'm feeling better. Yesterday I had the pleasure of having both perimenopause symptoms and pms. I can't tell you what fun that is. And Kari, where's Menopause Monday? Don't you know it does my soul good to know I'm not the only one out here suffering with this stuff? LOL Well, off to do Monday stuff! Have a great Columbus Day and great Monday! And if you live in the midwest, remember it's really October and not August.


Nunnie's Attic said...

Thanks for the shout out! You're the sweetest. And you even let me travel with you. That's great!

I live in SW PA. And honey, I feel your radiating heat and pain! It's supposed to hit almost 90 today. That's hot for August let alone OCTOBER!! We're going to go right into winter, mark my words. YUCK!

Irene said...

Hi Joan, I also wanted to thank you for the plug! Although I think you are being a little too kind in referring to me as a "young" mother. Ha-ha!

I am also in Western PA and it is way hot! I am eager for the cool crisp fall days! I think it is supposed to cool down some towards the end of the week! Yeah!

Karolee said...

We are trying to decide if it is fall or winter here. Snow one day, melts the next. I've already packed away summer stuff and am wearing sweaters. I'm used to a bit of Indian summer from living in the MidWest.

Hope your winter isn't as cold and long as your summer is hot and long.

justabeachkat said...


It's the same way here. It's just so hot! We just rode our bikes and I was noticing that nothing is changing colors yet. I don't think this Fall will be nice here either.

It's the same here with me flashes again! Ugh!


Dianne said...

I'm about done with the hot weather too...I guess we're all in the same boat where that is concerned, huh? :-)

Kari said...

I've been thinking about you every morning when they talk about the record highs on the morning shows. They always seem to want to talk about Ohio! lol
I'm starting to feel like you're giving some LOVE for Autumn now! See? I told you...summer's not all it's cracked up to be. ha,ha
And I'm sorry I missed Menopause Monday! I didn't even realize it until THIS morning. I was a day late with last week's post, but I didn't even realize I had missed THIS Monday until I was making my bed this morning. I've got to work on that memory thing!!! But all should be back to normal in the next day or two. Hopefully. lol