Finished a painting today that’s been sitting on my easel for six months. Now I feel like kicking back. All the little ghouls will be out tonight. Ironically I had to have a blood draw this morning, and my ghoul stunk of too much perfume and couldn’t find a vein and had to call in her back-up who found one instantly and got the whole deal done fast and painlessly. Will put the painting on the site when we get around to it. It’s a big jobby!
Polar air, I read recently, gets down to Michigan across Alberta about a month after it builds up and sits in the Arctic, so check the Weather Channel for stuff going on up that way if you want to know what will be coming long range.
Last week it was 22 degrees when God and I went salmon fishing and today the mercury hit 60 and is supposed to stay there for a few days. Indian Summer is a period of partly-to-mostly sunny warm and dry weather that follows the first frost of the season (not the first freeze). It can occur anytime from mid-September to very early November and should last at least three days. The term Indian summer is from French-American writer St.John de Croevecoeur who was living in rural NY in 1778. Seems to me like this is the real Indian Summer now. Funny, I remember patrolling with the DNR lads five or six years ago when it was in the 70s the whole time I was up there!
Don’t know about where you live, but Wooly bears are ooot and aboot, eh.. .See them every day on autumn walks. The rust and black wooly bear is actually the larva of the Isabella tiger moth and often called the wooly caterpillar or wooly worm — as fly fishermen we use an array of colors of wooly worms to attract trout from spring into fall. Folklore tells us the more rust color on the worm, the warmer the winter. The more black, the colder it will be. All black…yuck.