Monday, October 05, 2015

(no) Indian Summer

I'm a summer person.  This is likely no surprise to readers, since my blog shows that I live at the beach, love going to the beach, drive a convertible, love wearing shorts and flipflops, and love sitting on my screened porch.  I should live in southern CA where the weather is like summer all year round.

One of the great things about living in the mid-Atlantic region is Indian Summer.  Its not unusual for us to have sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s well into Oct, of which I take full advantage.  I actually have a memory of sitting out on the beach the 1st Sun in Nov some years back, but I can't find it in my blog.  I continue wearing shorts and flipflops and driving with the top down as long as I possibly can, squeezing out the final minutes of Indian Summer every year.

But this year I feel like we're being cheated with no Indian Summer.  The month of Sept was cooler than usual and we've had rain and/or overcast skies much more than usual.  Now here we are in the 1st week of Oct and we've had cool temps, wind, and rain from Hurricane Joaquin for the last week.  Today it was in the 50s when I got dressed for work, although its supposed to go up to 66 today.  I had to wear long pants and socks and closed shoes to work - its depressing!  

I'm definitely NOT 1 of those people who gets excited about fall.  To me, fall simply means the end of summer, a reality I try to avoid as long as possible.  I don't even like shopping for fall clothes, since I find the colors almost as depressing as the passage of summer.

The 10-day forecast does show daytime temps creeping up into the low 70s during the day, but its just not the same as a good old fashioned Indian Summer.


anne marie in philly said...

poor boobie! just wait til 10/16; we gonna paint the town HAWT!

Bob Slatten said...

Last week we were in the 80s and sunny, this week is flooding and 50 degrees. Oy, I need a little Indian Summer.

Otaku said...

So, Indian Summer left before you were ready for it to move out? I feel your pain. Back in the day when I was a kid growing up in Indiana, Indian Summer was my favorite season. Followed closely by the early fall days that start with foggy mornings.

While anytime except winter is my favorite season, I do enjoy fall or springs clothes best. I adore jackets and long sleeves, and sweaters. However, since moving to Arizona, I've become quite fond of my long shorts.

Biki Honko said...

Hey, otaku is me. I forgot that I'd logged into my other gmail account when commenting.

Fearsome Beard said...

There's a reason I live in San Diego. I grew up in Virginia...I know your weather.