Summer, winter, autumn

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Pixie spent the end of September hunting apples and all kinds of small animals in the garden under my watchful eye.

We went from summer to winter between September and October without any transition: temperatures dropped sharply, and snow appeared at low altitudes before Mother Nature remembered that after summer should come autumn. She therefore readjusted the weather, but the dosage was not yet up to date, as intense rains in recent days have caused significant damage in some areas.

Near us, the Rhone quickly rose by almost 1 meter (3.3 ft): overflows and landslides were to be feared in places, and access to the banks was forbidden. We live in the Rhone Plain, and the risk of flooding in the event of a major flood is real. Fortunately, the rains stopped, and the warning could be lifted.

We needed a good nap to recover from our emotions !

30 thoughts on “Summer, winter, autumn

  1. Eastside Cats

    We too had an abrupt end to Summer…then WHAM! It was Autumn!
    Didn’t I just finish getting my warm weather clothes unpacked…and now I have to put them away again!
    Folks around us have had flooding problems all year; the Great Lakes are at high water marks, and just a wee breeze blowing inland will make floodwaters easily.
    Good thing we live on high ground, and you too!

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  2. Valentine

    Purrrsonally, I think Mother Nature is very upset with humans for not taking better care of her lands, waters, and animals. She has been trying to warn them for years that they need to change their ways. The sooner we pussycats take over the planet the better.

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  3. Teddy

    So glad the water receded….flooding is super scary isn’t it. Looks like some fun chasing EVERYTHING that moved in the yard – that’s a good way to spend the days for sure!

    Hugs, Teddy

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  4. databbiesotrouttowne

    pixie N zorro….YEOWZERZ…..we hope ewe continmew ta stay safe and de waterz ree seed
    … sew ewe due knot get any floodz….thatz scaree stuff… 3 feet iz a BUNCH !!!! ♥♥♥

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  5. Erin the Cat

    We are envious of your weather, though do fear for you if the floods do come.
    Thankfully they stopped! I love the picture of you chasing that apple monster around the garden, that too I would love to do but all ours have gone and rain forces us indoors. Of course, rain means a good chance to catch up on missed naps, just like yours.
    Purrs that you all stay well
    ERin

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  6. Timmy Tomcat

    Great hearing from you all. That is such a wonderful photo of Pixie running. Our Rumpy likes to chase the bread Dad throws for the birds (they never come down when the cats are out) so Dad has to get him some balls. Enjoy your rest friends and keep safe too

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  7. Adorapurr

    Dear Swiss Kitties, I don’t think we are going to see Fall here either. It’s still very hot and humid, but we are getting a lot of rain too. For awhile we thought our pool was going to flood, it rose so high! I will cross my paws that you don’t see any flooding. And that maybe Fall will peek in on you, even if for a short time.
    Love, Dori

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