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The New, Improved September [Sep. 24th, 2013|08:25 pm]
Shortly before sunset a remarkable light came into the sky, and moments later a few drops of rain began falling. The clouds had been thin and scattered all day, except for a few cumulus (cumuli?) that gathered now and then over the mountains. They spread a bit in time for evening, but there was still a lot of clear sky when the light appeared. It was such a stunning sight that I remained in the back yard watching it until it faded, and thus never got to the front yard to see the sunset itself.

Now the rain is finally falling vigorously, and I'm looking forward to hearing it all night, even if only intermittently, and maybe tomorrow as well. Better still, it is expected to be mild the rest of the week, and probably into next week as well. There might be a week or two of Indian summer down the road, but for now it is pleasant fall days, which I sorely needed. The grass might even turn a bit green before winter kills it again. Good riddance, summer!

[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2013-09-25 04:36 am (UTC)
Good riddance, indeed! I won't miss it. Though, just watch, soon enough I'll start kvetching about how there's not enough sunlight to suit me.

How long will the cicadas hold out (and fill up the ferals' bellies)? I mean, won't they all be gone soon?
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2013-09-25 10:58 pm (UTC)
The cicadas usually start dying off when the first really cold weather arrives, which is usually in October or November. I used to find their carcasses in the sink on the back porch every morning that time of year, until last year when the feral cats discovered that the bugs were tasty (and apparently filling.) There must be thousand of them about now, but the cats don't appear to hunt them in the rain, when they usually stop buzzing.
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