I can tell by the slant of the sun's rays...even in the morning (I think we all can) and especially in the evening just before twilight that summer is winding down and even if it is again one of the hottest winters on record as was the last winter, we still have a winter look from the sun.
Frankly I am looking forward to some COLD if we can get it. No more blooming flowers in January please please please. That was too bizarre.
This regions power provider TVA--- aka Tennessee Valley Authority whines every year that when it's cold, we use too much power heating our homes. When it's hot, we use too much power cooling our homes. They even threatened us by saying (I am sure they will, too) they will charge more for power all day up until late afternoon or something to that effect. ANYWAY, it was so warm all winter long that now they whine that we didn't use enough power and they lost money! Oh please. Give your corporate bonuses of tens of millions per executive and whine about losing money. I feel for ya!
Anyway, no telling what will happen this year. Some got acres of snow dumped on them where they never had..others like us got a light dusting a couple of times, tops. Temps here dropped to freezing a few times..mostly stayed above. We are supposed to have teens as does everyone else in zones with winter weather as a norm. But soon, the days will grow noticeably shorter with each day. It's already starting of course.
My WP bloggie has my treatise on our University football game last night. Yep. Friday night and no TV exposure because we were so horribly inept these past three years that if football had a cellar, we ARE in it. But, we won last night. We need wins against fellow SEC teams. Hopefully maybe this year we can limp to something not so depressing and horrible as the past three years.