Still Feels Like Summer

“Still Feels Like Summer”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana 


 I know today was the fall equinox and many of my fellow bloggers wrote interesting posts about this milestone for 2009.  However, here in the upper Gulf Coast region, it was anything but autumnal.  When I left for work at 6:10 AM, it was already 76 degrees and the humidity was awful.   Instead of cool, crisp autumn days (or at least the hint of an autumn), we had a high of 92 degrees and 94% humidity, so it still feels like summer.

Instead of autumn leaves, we are seeing tropicals blooming as if it was still July.


Hibiscus (redu)


If it wasn’t for the angle of the sun, we wouldn’t know that fall should be coming here soon.  Maybe by the winter solstice, the weather will finally be cooler and drier.



  1. Janet said,

    September 22, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    You do have a longer warm season than many of us. The humidity gets me–cool temps but too humid to have windows open unless you want to sleep in damp sheets.

  2. September 22, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Beautiful Jan, it is the same here, still warm and lovely weather and we actually still have summer here where I live because the average (day and night) temperature is above +10C.

    Enjoy your September/ Tyra

  3. fairegarden said,

    September 23, 2009 at 4:55 am

    It is still warm here too, Jan, but the dogwoods are coloring up and the sun rises so much later. A good time to see what worked and what didn’t and make changes while the soil is still moist and warm.

  4. Barbee' said,

    September 26, 2009 at 11:12 am

    We do not have the cool, crisp days, yet, either, Jan. I think I have never seen so much rain in my life. Haven’t been able to do anything out there for over a week. And, the humidity, well, let’s not even think about that, phew! But, they promise cool days are on their way. Hope you get a bit of that cooling breath way down there, Jan.

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