Creeping in

fallSo, lemme see…

I wore smartwool socks when I walked at 0-skunk-30 this morning. I probably didn’t really need them but for the first time in a long time, they were not too hot. Disclaimer: I have worn them a couple of times in the Yooperland this summer. But not very often and then only to keep my feet clean and comfortable on a coolish evening. Not to take a walk.

I wore tights to work today! Definitely have not worn a pair of tights all summer. I wore them with my summer sandals and no socks over them but still.

I wore a wool/silk turtleneck and polartech vest on my walk this morning. I’ve worn the vest a few times when the weather was on the edge of chilly in the morning (and in the Yooperland). I haven’t worn the sweater (except last weekend at Tahq, which is in the Yooperland).

I wore my usual black tank top to work today but I shclepped my purple cardigan because I was wearing my polartech jacket. I have worn that jacket a lot over the summer but, again, mostly in the Yooperland and then mostly early in the morning.

We had rain today and the sky was filled with heavy, gloomy looking fall-type clouds. The kind that look like they could hold snow if only the temperature was 30 degrees cooler.

The red leaves are an outlier. Even in the Yooperland, the leaves have not changed yet. At least everything was very green last weekend. It may look different up there by now. Things are starting to look a bit the worse for wear though.

It’s coming. Are you ready?

2 Responses to “Creeping in”

  1. Sam Says:

    Not quite. Some leaves changing along US2 along Lake Michigan west of us, more than we saw the other day in Grand Marais. Sometimes the leaves change quickly, though…more data needed!

  2. Margaret Says:

    I don’t know that I’m ready for winter, not the dark days. But I do try to enjoy every season. That said, our winters (and summers) are relatively mild in the PacNW. 🙂