~ a period of mild, dry weather,
following a period of colder weather, occurring
in October or early November.
Last week we woke up to damp chilly mornings around
45 degrees. We dug out our jeans, slippers and jackets
and ate soup and drank hot tea!
This week we have warm breezes blowing through
open windows and some days it's so warm the A/C comes
back on! We're barefoot and in our shorts again!
Yep, it's Indian Summer!
So, why is Indian Summer called Indian Summer?
The more probable origin of the term goes back to the very
early settlers in New England. Each year they would welcome
the arrival of a cold wintry weather in late October when they
could leave their stockades unarmed. But then came a time
when it would suddenly turn warm again, and the Native
Americans would decide to have one more go at the settlers.
"Indian Summer", the settlers called it.
No matter how the term began, I'm welcoming the
warm weather....it's letting my tomatoes have one
more chance to ripen on the vine!
Info taken from The Old Farmer's Almanac.