30 July 2014

Uh-Oh

It's 73 degrees today ... and we've had plenty of rain recently, so it ain't drought.

But as I pulled into the driveway, a couple of yellow things landed on my windshield. I looked up, and sho' nuff the trees have a smattering of yellowing leaves on them.

It's only the end of July, but looks like Fall cometh.

Dang it.

Not my yard, and not a fair representation of what's on the trees ... yet. Give it another four to six weeks, though.

13 comments:

PioneerPreppy said...

Wow once again we are almost colder here than you are in Alaska...

I wonder if it's gonna be another bad Winter...

angrymike said...

I think so preppy, its cool here in Ohio already too, and its not even August. I really don't ever remember a summer this cool. I was to young to remember the summers of 76-77-78, when we got hammered over and over with snow......... ;-/

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

Wow.....I'm wondering if this means your going to have winter early?

Rev. Paul said...

Preppy, it's an El Nino year - and you know what that means.

angrymike, you're most likely right.

Sandy, we'll probably have an early fall, then a warmish early winter with rain/snow mix ... and then really cold later with more snow, later.

threecollie said...

Ugh, it is still green here, but the grapes are filling up and the apples are pinking.

Rev. Paul said...

I hear you, threecollie. The long-range forecast I looked at indicates you folks will have a really rough winter.

armedlaughing said...

110 here yesterday.
Wanna trade?

:-)

gfa

Rev. Paul said...

Um ... no. The entire population of Anchorage would leap into Cook Inlet and refuse to come out until the temps came back down. :)

Knucklehead said...

In the mid-Atlantic we've been having a pretty cool summer. I can't remember one cooler (and, sad to say, I've been around a while). August is normally the dog days here so we'll see how it plays out.

Leaves on the trees have been odd this year. They seemed very late, as long as three weeks or more to pop out. We're having some oak blights of several types but I'm not sure they are responsible for everything we're seeing. As an example, many oaks dropped a lot of "burned" looking leaves in the spring. This could be a disease but it doesn't seem to fit for the situation. I suspect they were leaves that popped and then froze soon after.

We're not seeing anything turning colors other than green yet. I somehow was under the impression that it was the shorter sunlight of fall that started leaves turning and weather factors only affected the coloration to varying degrees.

Rev. Paul said...

Knucklehead, I saw a headline a few days ago, stating this has been "the coolest summer on record" for the Lower 48, so you may be right.

Re: the leaves turning, you're definitely right about the shorter days. Intensity of color is, IIRC, due to rainfall or the lack thereof.

Jefferson Selvy said...

Global warming my hairy white butt

Cathy said...

Ok. That's depressing. Maybe it's just leaf blight and not a sign of autumn.

Rev. Paul said...

Cathy, if it makes you feel any better, our autumn here arrives about six weeks before it reaches our friends in Missouri. So mid-September would be about right, no?