Monday, November 21, 2011

November Warm Wave

November 21.  We got into the 60's yesterday.   It's not unknown - in fact our record high for yesterday (73) was set during a year I lived here.  But it is not that usual to have a partially sunny day - usually a mild day in November would include rain and/or lots of gloom.

Today, the weather is supposed to be cooler but still a bit unseasonable.

Many times, we have snow on the ground by the beginning of November. So when I see Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations while experiencing mild temperatures and no snow on the ground, it can be very disorienting.  Things aren't exactly the way they are supposed to be - although mind you, I am not complaining.

When I did my Garden Bloggers Bloom Day back on November 15 I thought I had no flowers blooming.  Boy, was I wrong!  Nature is trying to spring back while it can.



 Even my hanging basket with petunias in it, which didn't fare well in the torrential rains of early September, has a petunia that is trying to come back.

And the last of the fall foliage hangs on.

Sometimes, New York can pay a heavy price for mild Novembers.  Let's hope that is not the case this year.

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