Indian Summer

This week it appears that Montana will have Indian summer.  Next week temps will be in the high 60’s and maybe a day or two  in the 70’s.  A wonderful few days of unseasonably warm weather.  It seems early as the Indian Summers of my youth occurred in October and even as late as November.    As I thought about one of my favorite times of the year lots of thoughts came to mind.   What exactly is Indian Summer?

I spent lots of time looking online and found this Wiki definition that I found to be perfect. It allows for Indian summer to come in September in Montana and not until October in Illinois.

“An Indian summer is a meteorological phenomenon that occurs in autumn, in the Northern Hemisphere. It is characterised by a period of sunny, warm weather, after the leaves have turned following an onset of frost, but before the first snowfall.”

We have had several hard frosts already, the aspen are starting to turn and it is going to be warm, Indian summer has arrived in Montana.  Enjoy Indian summer when ever it arrives in your neck of the woods.