We woke up to temperatures in the 40's today. Winter is the dominante season on the island. November (and often October) through April (and often May) there is snow on the ground and a serious chill in the air. Last year we were buried in snow before Thanksgiving and had our last snowfall in May. The year before winter lasted even longer.
Fall is definitely in full-swing on the island already. Last week we had some nice, warm temps. This week is supposed to be in the 70's, but if this weekend is any indication then there is little hope. The meteorologists claimed that we would make the 70's all weekend, but I don't think it got above 63 during the day and the nights were downright chilly.
I love fall on the island because everything is so spectacular. The leaves, the dune grass, the wildflowers, everything. There is so much color and I can't wait to start seeing more and more of it. Although, I am a bit sad to say goodbye to the warmth and beauty of summer. Living this far north means that only July and August boast truly summer-y temps and weather. We took full advantage during those short, precious months and spent many days at the beach…and we have the leftover sunburn to prove it. September is here though and that means that I am more than a little excited to pack away my shorts and swimsuits in exchange for wool socks and sweaters.
Your turn…Are you ready for fall?
Currently listening to…Wide Eyes - Local Natives