Thursday, October 4, 2018

Indian Summer in Connecticut

For those living in or visiting Connecticut, it's no secret there is a little something for everyone as far as the weather is concerned. With four distinct seasons — winter, spring, summer and fall — Connecticut headlines range from blizzards in January and February to sweltering 100-degree days in July and August.

One of the most enjoyable times every year is the 'season' known as Indian Summer. A definition published more than a century ago in The Met Office Meteorological Glossary describes 'a warm, calm spell of weather occurring in autumn, especially in October and November.' That certainly seems consistent with this writers observations over the years. Cool, crisp mornings and evenings, but warm and sunny days perfect for dozens of outdoor activities. The fact that the leaves are changing color at the same time is a visual reward for spending time outdoors.

So, if you're inside reading this and it's still light outside, take a break from your computer. This posting will still be here when you get back. Head outside, go for a walk or a jog, perhaps a round of golf or a bike ride, head to a nearby lake or river and just stare at the water, visit one of the many historic cemeteries or Connecticut state parks. Reward yourself with the splendor of Indian Summer in Connecticut.

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