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Thread #36608 Message #3224629
Posted By: Bettynh
17-Sep-11 - 09:17 AM
Thread Name: What's the weather like where you are?
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
First frost for much of northern New England last night, so Indian Summer has begun. There wasn't frost here in the city, but I'm sure the tomatoes are done in the local farms. I saw a monarch (butterfly) yesterday, and there'll be a steady flow for the next few weeks. My Seven-sons tree/shrub (at 15 feet tall it's hard to think of it as a bush, but it has multiple weak stems that arch over a diameter of about 30 feet) is in full bloom. The monarchs gather in the afternoon on it, and in the morning they'll warm up and be gone. It's time to watch for hawks moving south. And the local goslings are now flying around. They'll be gathering in flocks soon, flying in circles, and then move south. The northern geese are quieter, and they'll arrive later. We're the breeding grounds for one group, the "southern" wintering grounds for another, so there are always geese here.