I wake up this beautiful fall day with the warm sunshine and the trees minus their colorful leaves.  November, the time of year when the warmth of the summer sun is replaced with the warmth of families gathering in kitchens and dining rooms across the country.  Our baseball games replaced with football games.  Perhaps World Series Champions will be replaced by a Super Bowl Champions, it could happen….”Truth is stranger than fiction.”  Air conditioners are replaced with heaters, shorts replaced with sweaters…Seasons come and go so quickly lately I want to slow down and enjoy what each has to offer.

wooly bearToday it’s the Wooly Bears that caught my attention as I was raking up some leaves and found him. He immediately curled up but you can see his brown band is very wide this year and according to legend this means a mild winter.

Farmer’s Almanac ….Annual Weather Summary: November 2013 to October 2014  Winter will be colder and drier than normal, although snowfall will be above normal in most of the region. The coldest periods will be in early and mid-December and in early to mid-February. The snowiest periods will be in early and mid-December, and in early and mid-February.

They are similar, but only time will tell.