I have been meaning to hack up a post for two weeks now, but every time I sat down to do it, wound up doing something else.
It’s been a fantastic month anyone that does business or pleasure outdoors, but the farmers have got to be the happiest. No more than a sprinkle of rain for the entire harvest season around here, only a few scraps of canola are left for the combines.
Big heat and plenty of wind right when it counted dried out the swaths in near record time, harvest seemed to fly past in one big dusty episode.
Great for them but rather blah for me. A three week stretch of coughing up dirtballs and washing grain dust out of eyeballs, a seemingly endless haze covering the landscape.
The early changing leaves were all stripped away by the wind and it looked like it was going to be a long, bleak trip to frost season, but it’s looking better now.
Although a lot of leaves are gone, the ones that are left have really started to shine.
A trip around Gleniffer lake yesterday was a lot more colorful than I thought it was going to be, lots of very bright patches with almost no leaves gone yet. Five miles north and there is hardly a leaf to be found in a tree. Hoping the wind stays away for a few weeks but that is likely asking too much, we’ve been lucky so far this month.
I have not looked at long range models this month yet, going outside instead to check the weather, and enjoying the nice fall we are getting one day at a time.
I don’t even wanna think about what comes next.