Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle and I stretched out our legs and our lungs on the sunniest day of the week with the longest walk we’ve taken in months.
Over the river and through the woods we went to …
No, that’s not it.
Through Norwood Park and around the blocks that surround the Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of neighborhood we stepped off, for more than an hour, me savoring and snapping with my iPhone 6 and she sniffing and pulling me to the spots she wanted to investigate the most.
And still it feels so different than most years.
I found more color than our last journey through my street, certainly. Burning bushes in particular had finally decided to go red. Leaves in the trees, though, no dice.
And plenty of trees were still hanging on to full green. This a few days before the start of November.
Other trees, on the other hand, had gone past brown and dropped their leaves altogether.
And late plants were still in full bloom.
With the temperature around noon hitting more than 65º F, one of my industrious neighbors decided this was a day to hang a blanket out to dry across a front yard line.
I hate to keep Ellie B away from a good sniff there so they didn’t have to put in into the dryer to get rid of dog hair.
I know snow could come any day, really. There has been frost on the car windows several mornings, but not a heavy coating on the lawns yet. Peculiar autumn, this. Very.
How’s the general weather pattern been as we head to November where you live? What’s the latest you’ve hung laundry to dry outdoors? What do you want for weather for the next month?