Golden Late Fall Days

Today has been one of those golden fall days. We no longer have the brilliant reds and yellows of birch and maple. Instead the golden russets of oak and beech. It was raining this morning when I got up at 4 and showered off and on until nearly daylight. After that the skies cleared and the temperature has dropped all day into the low 40’s. The air is clear and crisp with a stiff northwest wind. I wondered why the furnace came on this afternoon and stopped to build a fire in the woodstove.

A beautiful October interrupted by rain

The first week in October was a little too warm but it was hard to complain. I spent the week at Libby Camps in northern Maine guiding grouse and woodcock hunters and spent an afternoon fishing for brook trout in one of the ponds open to fishing in October. Most afternoons it was simply too hot for the dogs to work, one day the temperature was 80 degrees at 4PM. Hard to imagine in Northern Maine in October. One thing that I did notice was that there is no afternoon breeze off of the water that far inland. Here near the coast all but the hottest days cool off after around 2.


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