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S.A.D. - I am predicting an early winter
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WallSal 55 - IL    Posted 09-03-2003 at 19:37:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Having seasonal affective disorder, the shorter
days are getting to me already. Usually, when
it bothers me some in August's end and in September, it means early winter, a cold Halloween, and cold first week in Nov.
Last year, nothing bothered me too much until
Nov. 8th, but we had a lot of cool, sunny, crisp
days until then.
[Hope I'm wrong, I hate being a barometer.]

Jimbob    Posted 09-05-2003 at 06:11:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dips in the 50s here every night in lower MI. It does seem early to be that chilly.

Dave Munson (mid Illinois    Posted 09-04-2003 at 18:06:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
I use to remember sledding every year when I was growing up at Thanksgiving.

Rickstir    Posted 09-04-2003 at 07:01:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well in NorthEast Missouri we still have barn swallows and humming birds. Buzzards are still here as well as the crows. Did see an awful fuzzy wooly worm craw across the driveway. We live by a hugh lake and normally get thousands and thousands of ducks and geese flying over. None so far. Where we are we will loose 1 hour of day light during September. We have already plugged in the night light for the chickens to keep them laying. We have a wood burning stove for back-up to our geo-thermal heat pump with radiant floor heating. I do have a big wood pile of hickory and maple in case we need it. On the other hand.....ITS FOOTBALL SEASON !!!!

LH    Posted 09-04-2003 at 06:34:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
I agree with you this is bad for this time of year, and the summer never helped much with all the rain and cooler temperatures than normal.

Wisereader    Posted 09-04-2003 at 06:22:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am also getting worried about the upcoming winter. My barn swallows left almost two weeks ago! Last time they left so early, we had a huge snowstorm in November. Also, usually we have a few hummingbirds that linger into September. Not this year, they too left before August was over. Nature does provide signs...

Donna from Mo    Posted 09-04-2003 at 01:05:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't know about using it for weather forecasting, but my S.A.D. kicked in with a vengeance last weekend too. The people who receive my daily poems in e-mail have to brace themselves for a bunch of patheticly self-absorbed poems, this time of year. Poor, poor pitiful me! It does help to get out in the direct sunshine for 20 minutes or more a day, when you can. It also does me good that my busy season at work starts about the same time as the seasonal depression; and keeping busy helps a lot!

I must be doing...    Posted 09-04-2003 at 03:58:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Something wrong...

'Cabin Fever' doesn't set in around here till February, and then only when the weather is bitter for weeks on end...By then the days are actually getting longer too...


toolman    Posted 09-03-2003 at 20:04:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
a lot of the signs around here are starting to look like an early winter also, ground squirles went down the first of aug normally they don,t until the third week, crows have packed up a couple weeks ago and are leaving, ducks and geese are startin now too, hope they are all wrong ,but they usually know better than the weather people ,on they way to work an indian guy who rides the bus said we,re in for a rough winter , someone asked how he knew some sign from mother nature or something like that, he said nope and pointed to a mobile home along side the road and said whiteman got big woodpile,have a good one.

Les    Posted 09-04-2003 at 03:01:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
ROFLMAO!! That Indian knows how to predict things.
BTW, how in heck do you ever get the crows to pack up and leave? They never leave here, even in the dead of winter.

toolman    Posted 09-04-2003 at 09:23:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
heh heh you should sit in the bar with him and listen to his indian jokes lol, crows always pack up round the end of aug and start heading out, this year they started first of aug. ducks and geese usually start flying NORTH first around end of sept. then gather up and head back SOUTH, they have already started heading north, so it makes ya wonder.

Be Phlatt    Posted 09-03-2003 at 20:37:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
How's things your way , toolman ?? Couldn't help but laugh at that indian logic.....Phlatt

toolman    Posted 09-03-2003 at 21:45:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
hot an smoky Phlatt, been a bad year for trees, yup my old friend has quite a sense of humor, he,s an old cat skinner and comes out with some dandys, he,s always good for a chuckle.

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