Riding 29 year old Sandy in 1997

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

It was fun while it lasted.....

Took a ride tonight with my riding buddy neighbor.  Went out about 4, took light jackets, and came back just as the sun was setting and it was starting to get chilly.  Nice ride.  Nice day.  But getting dark at 5:30 now, and dark = cold this time of year.

Today I worked outside bringing in firewood.  It was warm and sunny and wonderful.  The high today was a perfect, delicious, wonderful 72 degrees.

But all good things must end, even if they only lasted a week and a half, which is about how long our "temps in the 70's" lasted this year.

Tomorrow's high:  60.  No, that is not a typo.  I did not mean to type 69, which might be a normal high temp for the day after a 72.

But Thursday's high IS projected at 68.  Which is not bad.  Sweater weather but not cold.

And then comes Friday:  59 and rain.

And Saturday:  49 and rain.

And Sunday:  55 and rain.

And Monday:  54 and rain.

Overnight lows will get below freezing tomorrow night and stay that way.

Winter is upon us.
 Glad I got the wood box filled up today.  Time to light the woodstove.

But today's ride, and the few rides we had in the last week, were wonderful.  And I need to cherish them because from now on I'll be riding in a jacket, with a vest, and maybe thermals underneath the denim shirt that will be my normal attire until about April.

The truth is, we wouldn't appreciate the 72 degree days as much if it weren't for the 98 degree days that preceded them and the 48 degree days that follow them.

And . . . riding in snow is fun too . . . and I have that to look forward to.  So bring it on.  It's all good if you're on your favorite horse.

And that's the latest from the Ranch.

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