Yeah, this is how I like November: Not too cold, some soaking rains, and the changing of the colors into Autumn. The season has officially arrived in our street. our neighbor’s ash tree changed into it’s golden dress. Soon, the other trees will follow with their beautiful Autumn dresses as well.
The rain feels so good, because it is so needed in Texas. But the temperatures are becoming cool way too fast, now. In the beginning of the month, we had temperatures in the mid- to upper 90s. Now, we deal with low 30s in the upcoming nights. And October is not even over, yet. This weather reminds me of the November-“Schmuddelwetter” (“yucky rainy weather”), when I grew up in Germany. On a good note, we have plenty of fire wood to keep us cozy warm in the days ahead. And by the end of this week, it suppose to get a bit sunnier and warmer.
Kevin came down with a sinus infection last Sunday. He’s almost over it. Yesterday, I was down with a swollen sinus, earache, toothache, headache and fever. Name an ache, and I had it. After spending a day in bed and taking some fever relief medication, I feel much better today. I’m drinking fluids and eat a little bit. It seems to help. But this cold hit me like a wrecking ball. Now, I’m enjoying the rain hitting the our roof. It sounds so soothing. The temperatures have dropped from yesterday’s 79°F (26°C) to today’s 59°F (15°C). It feels more like October in North Texas. I can breath easier. And even when I don’t feel so great, I stepped outside to get some fresh air. The welcome rain feels so good right now. And I took a moment to captured a few photos by the front porch this afternoon.
Well, that was unexpected. First it looked like the storm would stay further north from us. But then the wind picked up, the air cooled from 92°F (33°C) to 72°F (22°C), and soon the rain came in. What a refreshing storm it was from the heat. Nature needed all the water it could get as well. The birds enjoyed the fresh rain water in their bird bath. The garden plants were happy, too.
Getting a break from the heat is very welcome in Texas at this time of the year. Yesterday, we still had three digit weather. And this morning, the relief came when it began to rain. The wind and the thunderstorm brought in cooler air. We do not expect to get higher than low 80s in the afternoon. Tonight we suppose to get round #2. That will be a good opportunity to open the window and air out the house in the morning.
A couple of days ago, I enjoyed a short hike at the Tribute Shoreline Nature Trail, which is in Wynnwood Park on the peninsula nestled between the peninsulas of Hidden Cove Park and Stewart Creek Park in The Colony at Lewisville Lake north of Dallas, Texas. In the morning, we had some thunderstorm coming through. So, the temperatures were not as hot as the previous days. But it brought a lot of moisture, and therefore high humidity with it. After about half of a mile, I turned around to get back to the trail head. I have to come back, when the temperatures are cooler, again. But I enjoyed to capture some photos along the trail, which I’ll post here below: