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.

Pansies.

 Alyssum.

 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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