Fall here...do you have seasons where you live?

Rich Autumn Colors in Southwestern Manitoba - This photo was taken along the highway just outside of town. The rich reds and yellows create a lovely Fall display...and those of us who live in Manitoba appreciate the 4 distinct seasons we have. It is a not too bad exchange for the cold winters with less sunlight.
Canada
September 23, 2007 12:51am CST
Greetings to all on what is turning out to be a magnificent Fall weather in sunny Southwestern Manitoba. I haven't been Mylotting much this past week because it has been far too nice to be inside. My hubby and I took part of the afternoon and went out to take some photos of the trees in our town as Mother Nature used them to create artistic, colorful images. I have included an image and will post a few more with comments to responses to share our colorful Fall weather. Trees are contrasted in rich colors of red, orange and yellow and I've tried to capture the feeling to share here. Having four distinct seasons helps to compensate for our long winters with shorter days. With so many Mylotters from all over the world I'd love to hear whether you have four seasons where you live...and if not what is the temperature like at different times of the year. Pretty much the same...or what kinds of variances do you experience. This is the fun of Mylot...sharing what goes on in our individual 'corners of the world.' So if you'd care to share what the climate is like where you are I'd love to hear about it. If you have photos you want to add I'll be sure to comment too...and of course I rate, rate, rate...but you already know that! Cheers, Raia
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• Finland
23 Sep 07
We have four seasons in China. But since I am now working in the southeast part the temperature is normally between 20-40 through the whole year, no snow at all. Whileas the temperature changes apparently as the season changes in my hometown, middle part of China.
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• Canada
23 Sep 07
See...the joy of Mylotting. I was not aware that you had four seasons there...are they fairly noticeable changes as they are here? We have dramatic contrasts in temperature between the cold winters and hot summers. Thanks for adding to the topic and giving the rest of us a feel for how life is for you where you live. Much appreciated! Raia
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
23 Sep 07
I'm from the Philippines, we have tropical weather here. Only two seasons are available here, cold/wet and dry/summer season. As of now, we are experiencing rains and La NiƱa has already came here. Summer starts from march up to June and the rest of the months are either cold or rainy, with temperatures that can be normal compared to places that are hardly affected by global warming. We don't experience wild or bush/forest fires here, so I guess we're still lucky when it comes to that aspect. But the flood is really nasty, as it gets worst every year. BTW the normal temperture here is about 20 to 30 degress celcius.
• Canada
23 Sep 07
Thank you raijin for letting me know about the climate, temperature and seasons in your part of the world. Discussions like this provide a little more personal understanding of how you and others I chat with live. Thanks for the specifics too in regard to the 'flavor' of the seasons. Sorry to hear about the flooding though. Our family only had to live through one flood...and that was enough. Having to pout up with it every year would be very disheartening. Take care of you and yours...and stay safe if and when the floods come. Raia
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
23 Sep 07
Though we are not that affected of floodings (since we moved many years ago away from the flooded areas we used to live), I thank you for your kindness. The place we live right now is very safe and flood-free, we left the place because we felt that it is not appropriate for us to continue being there. The hazards on our health and the risk, is just not good for us. We left and we feel lucky, because lots of diseases are surfacing due to pollutants which were caused mostly by men..
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• Canada
23 Sep 07
Well that is good to hear. It is great to hear that you and your family were able to leave all those challenges behind. From many of your posts you sound as though your family is central to the quality of life you enjoy. Thanks for popping back with more information...it is always enjoyable chatting with you and I value your interest and participation in perspectives topics. Did you enjoy the photo of our Fall here...do you have anything like that in the Philippines..or do the trees stay green all year round?
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• Philippines
23 Sep 07
hi Raia, how are you doing? long time i had heard from you.. here in the Philippines we only have to seasons..that is the rainy and summer season..right now its rain time and it has been raining since yesterday..i wish to experience the fall and winter as well just to see how it feels like having four season but i guess that is impossible for me to experience that..if only i can go to country who has this kind of seasons like yours then it would be a dream come true for me..
• Canada
23 Sep 07
Hi Angel...yes it has been awhile. I haven't been Mylotting quite as much because of the wonderful weather we're having. It is much too nice to be inside. Also I have been starting to return to my regular work...we start running workshops in the fall and there is more demand for my writing as well...so there is only so many hours in the day!LOL Thank you for asking...my hubby and I are doing better now and things are starting to feel more normal. It took awhile to process Tammy and Rob's choices...but we are starting to re-focus our energies and continue to send prayer support to their families and them. How are you doing? It is good to hear about your climate. Try not to give up on your dreams...if you want to come to a country like Canada...keep doing whatever you can to make it happen...and you never know doors might open for that to occur. I sincerely hope that all you wish for yourself does come true...you are a strong, caring person and I value our on-line friendship. Warm and loving regards, Raia
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• Canada
26 Sep 07
What a lovely thing for you to say...thank you for that heartwarming message it is much appreciated! Blessings to you and yours, Raia
@rosie_123 (6118)
23 Sep 07
Oh yes - we definatey have seasons here in England. It is one of the things I love best about our weather. I would hate to live somewhere that was just the same all the year round. And you would be surprised just how many ex-pat Brits say the same - when they live abroad for any length of time (say actors going to Hollywood or whatever), nost say the daily sun and heat with very little change is what they hate the most! They even miss the rain!! Of course ours is a very temperate climate, so not the extremes of cold you experience in Canada, and we get rain a lot throughout the year - but there are still 4 definate seasons. Spring is usually March to May and is my favourite. Lots of rain (especially in April), but that's what makes our grass so lush and green, and brings forth all the gorgeous Spring flowers and blossoms I love so much - daffodilas, bluebells, lilac blossoms etc. Temperatures are normally around 10-15 C (sorry I don't "do" fahrenheit at all, but it's somewhere in to 60's I think). Spring weather is quite capricious - short, sharp showers at least once a day, but they clear quickly, and bring beautiful sunny intervals and clear blue skies. Summer is generally from the end of May until the end of August, with temperatures in the 20's, which is round about low to mid 70's I believe. We have a rare day reaching 30C and it nearly kills us all, as us Brits are not attuned to heat and don't have air-conditioning or anything because we just don't need it generally! Loads of rain (especially in late June, early July, which is often very heavy and thundery), - and quite humid in London. Autumn is generally September to November and is often the driest time of the year with very little rain in September and October. Temperatures are back in the 10-18 C again, though they drop sharply at nights and we get night frosts from early October. Quite a lot of wind in October too, - but generally a pleasant time of year with the trees all changing colour. Winter is generally December-February, with loads of rain and gales in December, and any snow we do have nornally coming in January/February. February is the coldest month of the year usually. Temperarures vary between 5-10C in December, to 0C and below in January/Febryary. The lowest it drops is about -12C at night. Hope that gives you some insight.
• Canada
23 Sep 07
Hi Rosie..and thanks for your wonderful description of the seasons, climate and temperature changes in your country. I was curious...what part of England do you live in? My Mom and grandmother were born in Bristol, England. Her father was born in Cardiff, Wales. Her grandmother in Ireland...and all Dad's relatives were Scotts. Your information about the seasons provides a lot of insight and I thank you because my relatives did not share much about their lives in the "Old Country" as they often called it. So after reading the variety of changes over there it sounds as though you feel akin to Canadians about preferring seasonal changes over having them all the same. Yes, it does provide variety...and I like the Fall and Spring a lot too. Your winters still are milder than ours. January and February the temperatures can drop to 30 - 30C...and with high winds that create a wind chill factor that makes it even colder. So we bundle up...get out our down jackets and Sorrel boots and keep on keeping on. Driving can be a little hazardous and we try to avoid the highways as much as possible. We live in a hilly area...and that can make it even more challenging. Other than that we carry on with life and try to make the best of the weather...may as well it is going to do what it does and we all adapt. So it was most enjoyable reading about you seasons...it is fun to share other aspects of our lives and get to know a little more about on-line friends we chat with on a regular basis. Much appreciated!
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@rosie_123 (6118)
24 Sep 07
Hi Raia. Well I was actually born in the centre of London, though now we live about 10 miles west of the city itself - on the River Thames near to Richmond. It is real suburban commuter-belt area but I love it...... within 10 minutes on the train you can be in the City for shops and theatre (and work) but we have quite a "village" atmosphere too - typical English probably - all 1930's semis and a pub! More than one pub actually:-)) I know about the Canadian Winters - an old schoolfriend of mine married a Canadian and went to live there for a while, through tragically he was killed in a motorbike accident leaving her with a young daughter, so she returned to the UK to be nearer to her Mum and old friends, as she couldn't cope so well out there alone. Funny thing is - although our weather is nowhere near as severe as yours, we probably have more disruption on the trains and roads when it snows, just because we are not so used to it! Our infrastructure is a lot older and smaller than yours! I like to very cold temperatures though - my Mother was from Minsk and her family from Moscow - where temperatures fall a lot lower than in Canada, - so I think it must be in my blood! OK - I am off to work now - nice to talk to you, and have a nice day!
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• Canada
26 Sep 07
Hi Rosie.. How nice of you to drop back and add some more interesting information about where you live. Hearing this gives more of a 'feel' for your lifestyle. Where you live sounds delightful...with the best of a lot of worlds...old country charm and modern conveniences. Your experiences and understanding of our cold climate is something many do not understand. The fact that it is in your blood explains why you'd be able to adapt to Canadian winters quite well. It is hard to hear about the tragic loss of a loved one and being left with a young child as well. Hopefully being closer to family and friends has helped her to adjust to her loss. Your point about experience in navigating winter roads is well taken. When you grow up with a sense of the slip and slide factor you learn to adjust for conditions. So yes, there are some good things about that. Wonderful sharing news...these discussions are an enjoyable break from some of the deeper ones we've had. Not that I won't be posting ones to make our 'thinkers' work again...but I also have another outlet with my Blog and it is fun to mix topics up. You always contribute a lot to discussions here and I appreciate it...a lot! You have become a valued on-line friend and we'll keep chatting here or on your site. Hope your workday went well... Best regards, Raia
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@ssh123 (31096)
• India
24 Sep 07
We generally have 3 seasons here in Bangalore City and surrounding area and it is the same in most part of India but on different months. November to February - it is winter, it is not like winter of Alaska or Siberia. it is a mild winter, occasionally a mild sunshine, only a few weeks, it blows cold, otherwise it is very pleasant and manageable. March to Mid june, is the summer, in Bangalore it is not very hot. The maximum climate is 34 degree celsius and minimum during summer is 20 C. For the past 2 years we had a terrific rainy reason, heavy rains from June to September. When there is a tidal waves atChennai, chennai experiences heavy rains and we get drizzzling here.
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• Canada
24 Sep 07
Greetings... It gives me great pleasure to hear about the weather and climate in your country. As I have mentioned to other members who have contributed to this discussion sharing this information creates a greater 'feel' for who we are as people and the environment we live within. Your country seems to have a lovely combination of seasonal changes...expect for the rainy season you describe of late. Thank you for sharing your country and its season here...it is always a pleasure to learn more about valued on-line friends. Warm regards, Raia
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@ssh123 (31096)
• India
24 Sep 07
It is really very nice of you having spoken so many good words about me and my country. It is also worthy to be mentioned that due to erratic climatic conditions, particularly rainy reason, many farmers (millions of them) lost their crop due to flooding resultant of heavy rains.
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• Canada
26 Sep 07
It is truly unfortunate that seasonal changes have created crop loss for so many in your country. Is there any form of government aide for those in such dire straights? Is this something that occurs on a regular basis...or has it been an anomaly in the last year or two? It is my sincere wish that those who have been adversely affected will have greater abundance in the years ahead. I appreciate hearing back from you and will come back to your site soon. My Blog takes some time to maintain and I plan to add a minimum of one topic per week to keep it fresh and interesting to those who drop by. So that and my regular writing commitments for work sometimes makes it hard to spend as much time on Mylot as I would like. My first commitment is always to respond to all comments before going elsewhere. I value you and others who drop by regularly and I enjoy chatting this way. Warm regards, Raia
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@menctomas (278)
• Philippines
24 Sep 07
Looking at the pictures reminded me of England where I lived for seven years... I miss the four seasons. I always felt that the beginning of a new season is a beginning of a new start at life. I have been back in the Philippines for 11 years now and I consider this country to have 4 seasons also. 1. Sizzling Hot Summer, Stormy Summer, VEry Humid Summer & Cool Summer!!!
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• Canada
24 Sep 07
Well hello menctomas...and welcome to Mylot. How nice of you to pick this site to be among your first responses. I sincerely hope you will enjoy it here...it sounds as though you have a good sense of humor with your parting descriptions of the Philippines..it made me smile. I also appreciate what you said about each new season being the start of a new phase of life...I see it that way as well. Having 4 distinct seasons helps me to remember the cyclical nature of live for all of us...everything has a beginning, a middle, and end...and then a fresh beginning. Nice reminder to a metaphor that definitely works for me! Cheers, Raia
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• United States
23 Sep 07
I live in North Carolina, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. While technically there are 4 seasons here, winter is hard to find. In the 7 years I've been living in this state, I've seen snow only a half dozen times. Each winter, we do get one snowfall and one ice storm. Both typically melt by mid-afternoon the next day. I'm about 50 miles NW of Charlotte, so our weather is similar to Charlotte's. When it snows/ices ... the whole region practically shuts down. It's panic attack time LOL. It's the same thing, year after year, on the news .... fear, doom, and gloom. And it's never anything like they say it's going to be. You would think people would learn LOL. Spring and Autumn are nice here. Summer can be hellish with mid to high 90's, occasional 100's. And the humidity can be awfully high also. I'm originally from NW suburbs of Chicago, where we have solid winters. Love the Autumn there best - the changing of the leaves is spectacular. However, the changing of the leaves in the Blue Ridge Mountains is heaven on earth - provided there was a good rain that year. North Carolina has had a good drought this year and I fear the changing of the leaves is going to be less than usual. I've lived in Ireland - was there in the winter of 1997, I believe, and they had their first snowfalls in several years. It melted pretty much by the next day, but everyone has a blast!
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• Canada
24 Sep 07
I appreciate you adding your very interesting experiences to the topic. Hearing about all the different areas people live in...the climate and temperature changes is very interesting to read. I feel like I'm being taken on a visual journey to other places and I love it! These kinds of discussions also make chats with members seem more 'real.' I am getting a sense of how members feel about the season and the enjoyment they feel from their various geographical locations. So from the sound of it you have lived in a few different places and I have heard from others who have traveled through North Caroline that it is quite beautiful. I could see enjoying the novelty of snow for those who haven't been through it such as those in Ireland. However after a few Winnipeg and Chicago winters the novelty wears thin pretty quickly!LOL Thanks for participating in the changing seasons topic here... Raia
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• United States
23 Sep 07
Autumn Trees in New Hampshire - A View from our Car
We have 4 seasons in the great northeastern part of the USA. Some of the leaves have begun to change. There are a couple of trees in town that have turned completely red. I noticed them a couple of weeks ago! Although I love the autumn weather, I cringe at what is next in store for us. Winter has moments of grandeur, but the cold and ice is not my favorite. In October the trees offer a visual treat. We turn ourselves into tourists and drive around the back roads and take in the scenery. It is a glorious time of year. One year we went to New Hampshire and drove to Mount Washington. The view was gorgeous.
• Canada
24 Sep 07
Thank you for including such a truly picturesque image. I commented on the composition with the silhouetted trunks, little shades of remaining green in the front and the rich, bright hues on the other trees. A definite plus! Yes I tend to agree with you about cringing at the though of long, cold months that follow with less sunshine as well. We also become tourist in our own area and that is what we did yesterday and will again before the trees are left barren for another year. Lovely to hear from you and see your image..thank Elusive Butterfly...warm regards, Raia
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• United States
23 Sep 07
Living in Georgia we have seasons but they are all so weak compared to what I was used to in Scotland and Germany. Last week we had a touch of fall the night temperature went down to a low (?) 69F and day only (?) 78F. It was wonderful but now they are back up again. Fall in Europe was my favorite season, the glorious colors, smells ( I could always smell Autumn weather) and cooler temperatures.
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• Canada
24 Sep 07
Yes this is a glorious time of year..and your experiences in the 'old country' as my relatives used to call it sound wonderful. I am enjoying the warm feel of summer amidst the spectacular showy autumn colors...it is a gift alright! You sound as though you've experienced a few different fall times in different place...and I understand what you mean about the scent of Fall...there is definitely something unique about it. Good to have you stop by again...take care..and best regards, Raia
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@jcj_111776 (3220)
• Philippines
23 Sep 07
Hi Raia. Both Raijin and I are from the same country. Greetings from the Philippines!^_^ Here in our country, either you get very hot and dry or you get very wet.lol As what Raijin have already said, we only have two seasons. Summer and Stormy Seasons. We experience hot climates during the month of March up to sometimes the month of June. Usually, when the "ber" months, as we fondly call it here, comes, it starts to feel a little cold. And we get nasty storms that can sometimes be very deadly for some of our countrymen. There are often casualties when these stormy months come due to flashfloods and landslides. I've only seen one tree, in my lifetime, that was so colorful, like what you've described. Red, orange and yellow. It was really breath-taking!^_^ I just don't know how that tree got there. We were just passing by and there it stood. Maybe whoever planted it, got the seed from another country. All the trees here, turn brown when they wilt. But just the same, I love to see rows and rows of those vibrantly green trees. Makes me much closer to Mother Nature. My husband usually tease me when we have to take the road to his hometown. Because we use the expressway and I get to see miles and miles of those trees. And he always tell me that I look like a child, given a special candy.lol And of course, rate, rate, rate!^_^
@mepibot (388)
• Brazil
23 Sep 07
I live in Brazil, so, yesterday stared the spring. I want see snow (i never saw this) because just have snow in fall of south of Brazil.
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• Canada
23 Sep 07
Greetings...and welcome to Mylot. Nice to have you here and I hope you will enjoy your Mylotting experience. If you want to see how much snow we get...you can check my photo section. We get a lot of it here. Brazil sounds lovely and a place my hubby and I would like to visit someday. Thanks for letting me know about your climate...and enjoy your Spring. Best regards, Raia
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@Aussies2007 (5339)
• Australia
23 Sep 07
We have four seasons where I am (250km west of Sydney) But only summer and winter are true seasons. March... The first month of Autumn still feel like summer. April feels like Autumn... and by May... you already feel the Winter coming. Spring is even more confusing. This year it actually started two weeks earlier... and then we fell back into winter. It sort of is like that for the first 6 weeks of Spring. You never know what to expect. Here where I am... this last week I had a couple of days with 20 during the day and minus 4 during the night. I find those huge variations of temperature hard to take. September is the first month of Spring. You might get 5 days with 30 degrees and then don't see 30 degrees again until December. But that is inland. People who live on the coast, like Sydney... have some mild weather which is a lot more constant. Most of Sydney never experience temperatures below zero.
• Canada
23 Sep 07
Wow this is great...I am getting a geographical lesson and interesting chat time to boot. Thanks for making me aware of the climate and seasonal changes where you are. Oh how I would love to never have temperatures below zero...we have temps way, way below zero in December and January. That is why I love the summers here...long, hot days. Manitoba is bright and it is overall a lovely place to live. Although those who hate winter call our capital city Winnipeg...'Winter-peg' and with good reason sometimes. Anyway, good chatting...and glad you are here. As I mentioned I've been outside more and soaking up the warm weather before it does get cold. So long for now Aussie... Raia
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• United States
23 Sep 07
Hey! Great to see you, Raia. I haven't been here either, so what luck to be back at the same time. Indiana will experience the weather change soon. Right now we are seeing the very first signs of autumn. The days are still muggy and sweltering but come nightfall, it is turning chilly. The corn and soybeans are turning. The farmers will be reaping soon. Seems like it comes earlier each year. 15 years ago the corn was brown but still standing on Halloween. I remember this because I creamed an 8 point buck that night because he jumped out of a brown field. He didn't die, he ran off, but the Monte Carlo was hurtin'. Anyway, fall does seem to come earlier each year as winter seems to linger on as well. I hesitate to describe the part of fall I like the most, as the terminology may be considered politically incorrect. Sometimes we get a few really nice days in the high 60s or low 70s late in the fall when the orange and red leaves have all but shed from the trees and the wind is crisp and clean smelling. That's the best part of fall for me. I always hope it comes around Halloween for the kids to get their treats without freezing their behinies off or having to wear parkas over their cute little costumes...always hated that as a kid, lol. Tipping my java to you and your autumn :D Shannon
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
23 Sep 07
We have definite seasons... the leaves are turning now, which is my favorite time of year. We are about 80 miles from the border with British Columbia... we take our yearly vacation to Victoria in the fall because its such a beautiful drive and ferry ride! In winter, we usually have two serious snowfalls of 18 to 36 inches... luckily it only stays a week or two. Spring is WET, but we work through that... wet is a way of life here! I'm not fond of summer because temperatures over about 75 degrees make me very uncomfortable. And the lawn turns brown for a month no matter what we do! We've traveled a lot, and there is nowhere I would rather be!
• Canada
24 Sep 07
I have only been out to B.C. once and I loved it. I was there for employment training and only had a chance to see Vancouver and a few of the tourist locations. My hubby lived there for about six years when he was younger and loves it. It is the perfect location because I love oceans and lakes and he loves mountains...so I can see why there is no other place you'd rather be. When I was there it was during the first week of October...and the weather was perfect...not too hot or cold...and very little rain. I love the sun and it might be hard to adapt to what some have said can be 40 days and nights of overcast skies and unrelenting rain. Also the dampness might not be so good for my system...do you have any problems that way? No seasonal affective disorder (SADS) because of lack of sunlight? Other than than it sounds great...and I bet the leaves turning with the landscape there is quite breathtaking. Good to be learning about other aspects of our lives...gal pal-ling sure is fun! Thanks for dropping by...and hope your Fung Shui shifts are creating changes you are happy with. Sometimes it can be very subtle things...but they are there. Take care.. Raia
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
24 Sep 07
We have a few family members who are victims of SAD, but the right lighting can work wonders! For myself, I actually like cloudy, dark, wet days! I feel very cozy and safe on days like that, I can make soup and bread, I can work on my crafts without thinking I should be doing something outside. I just think of those days as their own separate seasons, because they happen in Fall and in the Spring. I happen to feel very well in cool, damp weather... I don't have any arthritis, but I do have adhesions from many surgeries. The heat makes me swell and hurt, so I almost feel like a different person after September. As for the fung shui... I've nearly finished my workroom and the dining room. I noticed when I had the 'Brats' here this weekend that everyone was different, more open and loving, lots of sharing and crying and getting things off our minds... it was so good for all of us! I don't know if it was the atmosphere, or just the realization that we are all in a new place emotionally, but it was a wonderful day!
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• Canada
26 Sep 07
It is always enjoyable to learn more about friends and what they do and do not like and why. So thank you for letting me know how the temperature affects you and why. You craft projects sound like they are progressing well and that your business sense about where to go from here is sounding promising too. You will have to keep us up-dated. I also appreciate your insights about things you are noticing since beginning your space clearing and Fung Shui principles.It is not surprising to me that there are changes within your family dynamic. It is why my whole life is viewed through energy-based frameworks. I have seen many profound changes when people work with the 'outside is a reflection of the inside' thinking. You are to be highly commended for your willingness to think outside the box and follow your own intuitive knowing about what course of action you need to take. I am sure that and all the other strengths you have will lead you to greater abundance in every area of life. I sincerely wish that for you my friend. Raia
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
23 Sep 07
we have the seasons but not as good as you our trees just turn yellow and fall and I have 2 trees in the front yard keep Jimmy busy for a couple of months this week has been cool in high 60s at night in the high 80s in the day time THink a little cooler that usual tho then around Dec thru fes we can get snow rain and down to 32 degrees on some days. Then spring starts in Feb then of course summer with !20 degrees for months. If it snows it has melted by 10 or 11. Start planting things in feb and march we have a long growing period if the heat done get the flowers. We get 3 t0 4 month a year where we can leave doors open all day and night!
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• Canada
24 Sep 07
Having the doors and windows open all day and night..that sounds really great. Your seasons less pronounced than ours here..but I think I would exchange that for less snow. Being able to plan in February sounds wonderful...we sometimes have to wait until the 3rd week in May to assure that a killing frost won't take out any annuals for vegetables that have been planted. However, the 16 hour days of sunlight give things a big boost once they are in. It is so good to have you back and hearing you chat in your inimitable way...what a trooper you are!!! Thanks for commenting on the photo by the way. Continue to take good care of yourself..and I hope Jimmy's toes heal up too! Sending love and hugs to you...and warm regards to the rest of your family. Raia
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
24 Sep 07
yes less snow for sure! I have lived in states that get alot and I used to love to drive in it but when you drive across country in the winter time and hit all kinds of weather ya back off the driving in it if ya can . Now I love to watch it snow and watch the flackes come down swirlling of softly can put ya to sleep . I love it when I can plant tomatoes in he last of Feb the only thing I would like is to get some tomaotes off these nice healthy looking vines lol I am moving to palnt them in a different place next year. for we all love fried green tomatoes. they will get filtered sun and hope the heat done get to them to fast next year. lol hugs and blessings and thanks for a;ll your support!
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• Canada
26 Sep 07
Your descriptions about the snow are lovely. Yes, there is a calming feel to it when it drifts down in big flakes. Sorry your tomato plants let you down this year. I hope you find a better batch next year so you can enjoy your fried green tomatoes. Mom used to fry the red ones and add a little sprinkle of Parmesan cheese...yummy! Maybe we should try the green ones sometime...they sound good too. My support for you comes easy my friend...it is because I really care about you and am trusting that all will be well for you soon. Hugs and big bright blessings coming your way!
• Canada
25 Sep 07
We have spring, summer, fall and winter here, but they don't always start at the same time. We are into the end of september, and fall (autumn) is supposed to start, but it still feels like summer, with temperatures as high as 31 degrees celcius in the daytime.
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• Canada
26 Sep 07
I imagine the picturesque landscapes you have there are wonderful to see with the contrasting colors of fall. How wonderful it is to have those high temperatures at this time of year...it has been warm in Manitoba...but not that warm! Good to hear from you my fellow Canadian! Best regards, Raia
• United States
24 Sep 07
I live in the beautiful and mild southeastern USA. We have 4 distinct seasons, and the summers are hot! I live right on the coast, so we don't get as hot as the upstate or inland, but you can literally fry an egg on the sidewalk in August! My sister and I did fry an egg on our driveway once, seriously. We have a lot of bugs here in the spring and summer months, and a blazing hot sun, and lots of birds and flowers. With all the water around us, the sky gets very hazy and humid, and sometimes you can barely make out the city that is visible across the marsh, just a mile away. Oh, and the mosquitoes! Those suckers will eat you alive. Fall and Winter here get too cold for me, even though it hardly ever gets below freezing, and we rarely get snow. The bad part about such mild weather is we don't get the dazzling leaf colors that you folks get in the northern areas. I love Autumn leaves, and I'm content with the few hues we get here, but it would be awesome to see forests of dozens of colors. Many of our trees don't even lose thier leaves in the fall!
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• Canada
24 Sep 07
Hi, welcome to Mylot...and thanks for adding your experiences to the discussion. Your area sounds lovely...especially being on the coast. I love being near water and that would be an ideal setting. However, the muggy weather would not work for my hubby...he has a hard time with that kind of heat and humidity. So we'll probably stay here and visit areas like yours. I am impressed to hear that you experimented and actually fried an egg. I tried that once here...but it wasn't as hot as I though it was..it just sat there and ran. Well...mosquitoes...that is something we have in common with you here. They are laughingly referred to as Manitoba's 'bird' because they are so prevalent. Having trees that don't lose their leaves...and no long cold winters with short days of sunshine...want to do a timeshare...and see which is better?LOL...I bet you'd take your climate over ours after freezing temperatures for at least 4 months of the year. Anyhooo...fun chatting. Hope you enjoy your Mylotting experience...it is a great place and I hope to chat again. Best regrads, Raia
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
24 Sep 07
Mape Leaves In The Fall - photo of fall leaves
Well I'm here in NYC...and we definitely do have all four seasons here...the leaves haven't turned just yet...and I can't wait as fall is one of my all time favorite seasons--besides the vibrant colors that nature gives us, I love the crispiness of the air--it makes me feel alive again!!--I'm hoping to load up on film (still a film user) and go out and putter around with my camera :) I do have many photos though of years past of fall leaves...like this one which was published one time on one of those inspirational type magazines Creative Thought For Each Day
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• Canada
24 Sep 07
I love the image and appreciate you including it...big plus! I imagine New York city and Central Park with all the green space within it must be something to see and experience at this time of the year. One other member commented that she appreciates the scent of fall as well. I know I do. In our rural area there is the crisp feel to the air intermingled with smoke from open fires around town as people burn the drying leaves. It is no wonder that your work is well received in publications of a spiritual nature as well...you certainly have a knack for capturing the essence of scenes. I look forward to seeing more of your creative handiwork and always appreciate it whenever you include one of your photographs with any response. Take care...I will be e-mailing you privately...with some news about the proposed chat we were discussing. Hope all is well with you...we haven't chatted in awhile. I haven't been Mylotting as much...but I do my best to keep up as I know you do as well. Hugs and light filled blessings, Raia
• Canada
24 Sep 07
I'm in Ontario and our Fall seems to be in full force. It is still getting up into the 20s but the trees are turning some beautiful colours. The view from my apartment is wonderful, especially when the sun shines highlighting all the different coloured trees.
• Canada
24 Sep 07
We lived in Southwestern Ontario for a couple of years...in the Kenora area and the scenic area with brightly colored trees turning color was a sigh to behold. It is a grand time of year alright...and it sounds like you have a front row seat to the wonderful show Mother Nature is putting on for you. Thanks for an interesting addition... Raia
@jan135 (537)
• Australia
24 Sep 07
Good discussion... I live in Sydney Australia and the temperatures here depends on where you live in Australia. Northern Australia is quite tropical whilst southern Australia is seasonal. Sydney has a great climate, it has seasons but not too extreme. As I come from the UK originally I find the climate here in Australia to be great, no dismal weather and grey sky's like in the UK in the winter months.
• Canada
24 Sep 07
Hi...good to hear from you Thanks I am glad you like the topic. I am having great fun reading about where members live...and how they feel about the climate and locale. Australia is a place both my hubby and I hope to visit someday. It sounds like a wonderful contrast to live in the U.K. Although there are some who have commented on why they enjoy living there...so I guess it is all in what we can become acclimatized too!LOL