Last year when February first rolled around that was the end of the cool weather. It just got warmer and warmer. This year I was afraid the same thing would happen. We have had a few warm afternoons with temps in the upper 80's, but then it will cool back down. A fierce storm went through night before last and the wind was howling until earlier today. This morning we set a record with 45 degrees; right now it is 68 beautiful degrees. Is it fall already? It seems like it; the air is cool and crisp and the sky a magnificent deep blue. But it is May, so the calendar says
Last night I pulled out the sweats and enjoyed another comfy, cozy evening curled up on the sofa with the dogs. I had to pull out a pair of boots to wear, too cool for open sandals. Turn on the heat in the house and turn on the seat warmer in the car, too. How nice to have one more chance to use those winter things.
I think there is a trade off here - we had almost no wildflowers this spring, but we are getting a long, extended cool season!