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Oct 18

Wordless Wednesday: Autumn where I live

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Usually, I stick with the rules and don’t write anything on Wordless Wednesday, but since it’s my first post in a while and I’m currently battling a cold that won’t freaking go away, I’m feeling rebellious. That could be the cough syrup. Autumn in Houston… well, this is what you get when you Google “Autumn in Houston:”

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Pretty, huh? But looking outside my front door right now, when it’s supposedly already “autumn…” It looks NOTHING LIKE THAT.  I just took this pic, standing at my front door:

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See? Nothing like the above photos. Well, I could easily imagine some of my neighbors sitting on their porch enjoying a beer. Maybe not pumpkin beer, ’cause we mostly drink Bud Light or Stella, but that’s neither here nor there. The trees are still green, as are the shrubs and random greenery we have within our courtyard.

The weather tends to change pretty quickly here in Houston, this time of year.

Taken this morning:

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And then just now:

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By this evening, it’ll be chilly again. See why I have a cold in October? Mother Nature can’t make up her mind. Also, this is why we get such lovely weather. If you haven’t heard, it’s hurricane season.

From Wikipedia:

Autumn in Houston is warm, with temperatures averaging in the upper 60s to lower 80s °F (20-28 °C) during the day and in the 50s to lower 60s °F (10-17 °C) at night. Cool fronts that move through the region during the fall can bring rain. Hurricanes can move into the area from the Gulf of Mexico, bringing heavy rains and high winds. However, most years see little or no significant hurricane activity. Flooding most frequently occurs in October and November.

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October, 2015. So, while the north is getting snow (which we haven’t seen since… 2008, I think), we get rain. Usually, a lot of it. Harvey just dumped a few billion gallons of water on us a few weeks ago, so I’m pretty sure the upcoming storms this weekend won’t be awesome.

Okay, we all know the weather can suck in Houston. That’s not a surprise. But there really are some AMAZING things to do here, and the mostly temperate weather during this time of year gives us the ability to run around half-clothed (like most of us do at the Texas Renaissance Festival), go pick pumpkins or take pictures in a pumpkin patch, go to one of the many Christmas markets that are already popping up around the city, or just hang out on the front porch like my neighbors and I do.

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Autumn is my favorite time of the year. It gets chilly enough to wear a sweatshirt (my favorite of which, I have on right now), wear jeans and boots, or hang around the house wearing fuzzy socks, drinking hot tea, and reading (or writing!) a good book.

Want to see what autumn looks like for the other bloggers? Click the links below:

Bronwyn || Jess || Gwen

2 comments

  1. Bronwyn Green

    Yey for the ren faire! (I’m always down for that no matter what season it is.)

  2. Gwen Cease

    Your pictures of Houston is how we look. No color, no fabulousness. So not fair.

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