Wordless Wednesday–Musings on Fall and Drought

witch hazel leaf

Many parts of Connecticut are looking lovely this time of year. I am seeing it on the evening news, on Facebook and on Twitter.


This is about as good as it gets in my part of Connecticut.  And while it’s surely lovely, you can see that half of this maple is doing what I call the “die and drop” thing.  It’s the part that’s on the south side–in the sun and on the driest part of the tree.

One of our meteorologists has begun to joke about how dry our little part of Connecticut is–because just like in gardening, weather also has microclimates.  Over the weekend, lots of snow showers passed through. We didn’t even get those!

It’s not that I am complaining about not getting snow showers on October 18, but even that would have brought welcome moisture and we didn’t get any. So the meteorologist joked that if you didn’t like snow, move next to him. Needless to say, he got lots of “likes!”

So while it remains to be seen what winter will bring, I think it’s safe to say, at least in my microclimate, fall is a wee bit muted this year.


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