I’m still in a sleeveless linen shirt, on 2nd October. Apart from a blessed few days of rain, which brought cold air with it, summer has been unstoppable.
Last year I was still in summer clothes on 10th October, having lunch outside and loving the warm autumn. The following night, the temperature plummeted 30C down to zero, and we had a heavy snow fall. Bad news for the fruit trees – the apples were still unpicked, and the weight of the snow on the leafy branches was too much for my visini tree.
The snow only lasted for a couple of days, but it was a shocking switch from summer to winter. The snow proper didn’t arrive till 6th December, but that was it – we didn’t see grass again till April. The hardest winter for 40 years…
Will this year follow the same pattern? I’m making the most of the sun while it’s here!