Defined as “a period of warm, quiet, hazy weather that may occur in October or even early November”, Indian Summer is a phrase most North Americans use to describe an unseasonably warm and sunny patch of weather during autumn. But you can’t call it a true Indian Summer until there has been a killing frost or freeze.
According to the annual records, first frost is usually by mid-October in many parts of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. And further into New England? Fuggedaboutit! It can happen in late September!
Tell the truth: Are you REALLY ready for the long slog through winter…snow…ice…freezing temperatures. *BLEAH*
Well, have we got an idea for you:
Warm. Quiet. Hazy. Isn’t that infinitely more delightful than freezing-rain-and-sleet??
So why take a chance on the weatherman’s next dire prediction?
Wouldn’t it be so much better if you slipped off to a balmy, sunlit place determined to squeeze the last bit of enjoyment from the beautiful fall sunshine? So why not try taking a late fall break, or slipping a few beach days into your existing calendar? (For further inspiration just check out our Fabulous Fall Specials!)
The farmer’s almanac advises: “If you find yourself in the midst of Indian summer, take advantage of it!! Get outside, take the boat out one more time, or have a picnic in the park. Soak in the sunshine because winter will not be far behind.”