Due to the rain and a cool front coming in, the temperatures went from 77°F (25°C), down to 41°F (5°C) within 24 hours. Yeah, it got cool. And the wind was very chilly this afternoon, too. Instead of doing an Autumn photo walk, I’d rather stayed at home and checked on my plants in the greenhouse. Since they are protected from wind and weather, they are doing very well. We are getting some colors during the gloomier days of Autumn and Winter. That changes the mood. 🙂
The sun poked through the clouds. And that was a good opportunity to capture more photos of Autumn. We are still not out of the woods with rain. It suppose to get wetter and cooler this week. Today, it was warm and humid in the upper 70s. I had to turn on my air conditioner in the car. otherwise, I’ve almost melted, while picking up Sara from school this afternoon. 🥵🍁🍂🍃
After the rain, the air is so moist and just at the right temperature that the fog rolled in. I walked down to the intersection to get some photos of the traffic lights in the fog. Now, I kinda regret, I didn’t bring my tripod for long-exposure shots with me. But there is always a “next time”.
The rain finally moved out of North Texas. But now, we get a cold front coming through, which brings the temperatures down to the freezing point. Tonight and tomorrow night suppose to be chilly, before the temperatures will slightly rise into the 60s, again. Before Kevin came home from work, I started a fire in the fireplace. Now it’s nice and cozy inside the house, while the cold wind is blowing outside. The Halloween scented candles are burning. Time to watch a spooky movie, tonight.
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.
Last night, we had two big storm lines coming through North Texas. The first line produced at least two tornadoes. When the tornado touched down, it left a 17-mile-path of destruction in North East Dallas, Richardson & Garland. About ten miles north of the tornado is our property. We had only one “casualty” from the storm: One of our Halloween tomb stones broke in the front yard. I also saw a few Texas Red Oak leaves blown in our yard. They are the first signs of this Autumn season.