Sunday, November 08, 2009

November Leaves


I took advantage of the sunshine Saturday and walked the two-mile trek around my neighborhood (that's the shortest route around my "block"). The weather was an uncanny 71F — a good 20 degrees above normal. Just more weird weather in a year of unusual temps. August was cold and wet. September warmed up a little, but dipped down to freezing in October. Now November is roasting.

Not that anyone is complaining. Quite the contrary in fact. I opened my front window during the afternoon while finishing Thanksgiving cards and, for the third time this week, got out for a walk. The trees have all dropped their leaves, and most of those piled along the curb have already been collected, but — now a week after Halloween — many houses still sport pumpkins and other fall decorations, making for an enjoyable outing. I did take my camera along with me, but you know it will be a while before I get anything uploaded. Maybe before the snow flies. If not, there's always nextautumn. *wink*

Not much on the agenda for today. A trip to the grocery store, some reading, maybe watch the football game...not much else. Sometimes you just need a day or a long afternoon to kick back and do nothing.


11 comments:

The Bumbles said...

We were just talking with our neighbors over the weekend about how our Springs are so cold now but our Autumns are so wonderfully warm. It makes leaf raking less painful without the biting wind - but it makes winter that much more shocking to the system.

Heather said...

It does make for quite a shock to the system, especially when they are as harsh as the last two winters here. They have me cringing as I await this next to arrive.

Missy said...

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Jana said...

I'm looking forward to one of those rumored "do nothing" weekends, myself. I've got my fingers crossed for the coming Saturday. So far no one's put anything on my calendar and I should be free to veg to my heart's content. My luck, it'll rain. But even that would be okay. :)

Glad you enjoyed your weekend!

Heather said...

Missy - Aw, shucks...thank you!

Jana - Ha! A do-nothing weekend? Home owners don't get those; there's always something that needs doing. Hehe...

Jana said...

LOL Even homeowners can take vacations from life, though. :-P~~

Heather said...

Jana - Says who? LOL

Alice Audrey said...

We've been kind of drizzly lately, but that's normal for here. I'm just glad it hasn't snowed again lately.

Heather said...

Alice - I'm glad there hasn't been snow, too. I know it's coming, but we can wait a little bit longer, can't we?

Latesha said...

I love looking at the fallen leaves. Hope you got to relax.

Angela said...

Excellent picture!