Sunday, September 15, 2019
THE HUMMINGBIRDS ARE GONE
After an unusually cool August, early signs of Fall are everywhere here in Western Maine. There are bright splotches of orange and red in the maple trees, and the hummingbirds have abandon our feeders.
We tolerate summer for the tomatoes; but Fall and Winter are our time of year. Soon we will be in such vivid color that it is almost an overload; followed by the first pristine snow fall that will turn the world white.
With day temperatures around sixty and night temps dropping into the forties and fifties I have donned my lighter weight long johns.
Today I have to change the filter in our oil tank and get our Monitor heater on line. I have left much of my summer maintenance to the last minute, so for the next two weeks I have to become responsible and dutifully perform.
Here in Maine, Winter is always coming.