Indian Summer

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This weekend, and again today, is absolutely beautiful outside. It’s about 74°F, there’s a nice warm breeze blowing around, the sky is a lovely clear blue . . . a perfect autumn day to rake leaves, or take a nature walk, or just stay inside and update your blog! I always thought that the term “Indian Summer” was a poetic phrase used to describe warm periods of weather after summer was over – like how it usually stays warm through September and October. Then I discovered recently that Indian Summer is an actual THING – with defined perimeters. Who knew?! Okay, well if you did, sorry I’m usually more on top of things like this.

This is the definition from Wikipedia:

“Indian Summer is a name given to a period of sunny, warm weather in autumn, not long before winter. Usually occurring after the first frost, Indian summer can be in September, October, or early November in the northern hemisphere . . .

Modern ideas on what an Indian summer constitutes vary, but the most widely accepted value for determining whether an Indian summer is occurring is that the weather must be above 21°C (70°F) for seven days after the autumnal equinox.

In Canada and in the Northeast part of the United States, a ground frost must have been present before the wave of warmer weather, if the period is to be considered Indian summer.”

So, now you know. See how educational this blog is?