Fiery maple trees in Richmond, Virginia.
I’ve lived in Richmond for 16 years now, and this past summer has certainly been the wettest one to date. The month of June saw a total of 13.32 inches of rain (normally an average of 3.94 inches). It seemed to have rained pretty all summer. We were lucky in Virginia to have avoided the heart of hurricane Florence that wrecked havoc in the carolinas. The hurricane did spawn several tornados that made their way through Richmond, causing significant damage and killing one person. There is no denying, that our climate is in flux. Each year, the temperatures are hotter, the storms stronger and the atmosphere more volatile. While mulling about climate change in the rainforest that is our backyard, I stumbled across a surprise from last year’s planting. Fresh raspberries that somehow found enough sunlight to bloom…..
Here’s to a better autumn!
As the temperatures drop, be sure to use extra caution when you’re out on the water, hiking or camping. Have a safe and happy halloween!
The paine mountains of Chilean Patagonia.
Maple Leaves in Forest Hill Park.
Flowering Dogwood, the state flower of Virginia.