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Friday, November 12, 2010

indian summer

Olentangy River, OH, Fall 2010
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*Indian Summer -a meteorological phenomenon that occurs in autumn, in the Northern Hemisphere. It is characterized by a period of sunny, warm weather, after the leaves have turned following an onset of frost, but before the first snowfall.(according to Wikipedia)*


I am so thankful for Mother Nature's sweet grace. She is easing me quite nicely into winter with the most beautiful indian summer weather. Everyone has told me that this Fall in OH has been exceptionally warm and sunny. I believe it is because I have prayed without cease for a not-so-cold slap-you-in-the-face kind of winter weather. I wanted a true Fall, and a nice gradual transition into the first real winter of my young life and that is what we have been having. :)

Actually, this week we have gone from freezing in the morning to highs of 60s-70s. Today we actually got HOT while we were out running errands. I sure did not complain at all. I know by the looks of all the sleds, boots, scarves, and etc...that I see everywhere that winter is so on her way! And we better get ready!

We live about 1/2 mile away from the Olentangy River. It is a beautiful area with running and biking trails that span about 20 miles from downtown Columbus all the way north into the countryside. I have been told that the river will look like this by mid-January.

Olentangy River, mid-winter 2009
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Oh my sweet word!! Indian summer, stay around as long as you want! I will surely miss you when you leave.

Since the weather will be so lovely, (for one more weekend according to the mean weather man on the news) we are heading to the Hocking Hills of southern Ohio to go hiking tomorrow! We are going to enjoy this weather while we can.

1 comment:

Foursons said...

Sounds like fun! I think winter activities like sledding, ice skating, and the like are so much fun. We don't get to do them down here.

Deciduous Heather