I thought that time would slow down after I retired however that doesn’t seem to be the case. One week flows into the next and the seasons continue to change at a rapid pace. The summer birds have left and the squirrels are frantically putting away food for the winter as do the farmers as harvest time is here. I love to see the changing of the seasons – my favorites being spring, fall and winter. I do enjoy the summer as long as it doesn’t get above 75°. I guess that is why I enjoyed living in Maine back in the early 70s. Most of Maine sits above the U.P. longitude wise and features mostly cooler summers and harsh winters. I remember the first year I lived there having our first snow storm dumping four feet of snow overnight before Thanksgiving. I lived in the central highlands of Somerset county in the Appalachians. The population of Maine is around 1.4 million people compared to 10 million for Michigan even though the state has close to the same area as Michigan’s Lower peninsula. Most of Maine remains a wilderness of trees, rivers, lakes and mountains. Fall is beautiful wherever one goes in the state. Winter brings an average of up to 120 inches of snow in central Maine though in 1972/73 we had around double that. Summer temperatures usually stay below 80° and winter nights are around 0 to 10°. I spent three years living there and have a lot of good memories of Gods majesty of the changing of the seasons there.
So much for reminiscing – back to Michigan….
We currently have 44° at 9am. We had .05 of an inch of rain in Otsego through midnight yesterday and .01 since midnight today. We had a low of 37.7° yesterday morning and a high of 58.8°. Our rainfall total for the month is 3.3 inches most of which fell the first and second (2.14 inches).
We will see another cool day today with temps in the 50s with chances of showers and storms, the best chances being tonight and tomorrow due to a stationary front and low pressure center tracking through the area. It appears we are in for a wet unsettled pattern through most of the week with the exception of Tuesday night and Wednesday. Wednesday will be flirting with 80° temperatures.
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