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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    I'm still waiting on an explanation of shoulder season and the genesis of the term. Is it some kind of local term? It just doesn't make any sense to me.
    Quote Originally Posted by grannypat View Post
    I think it is the period betwen high and low travel seasons. May be specific to the travel industry or to a high tourist area.
    Quote Originally Posted by avalonmorn View Post
    Ok, I just had to google it......shoulder season, the time between high and low peak travel seasons, usually the spring and fall, lower fares, etc. No one is travelling to SW Oklahoma, 3 days ago 108 degrees, then cold front with no rain, today was high 90s.
    Well, I meant more in the "shoulder season backpacking" sense. See, for example, here: article on shoulder season hiking

    We're off to Mt. Mitchell tomorrow. Hiking the Black Mountain Crest Trail again.
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    I hadn't heard the term before, but hooray and huzzah, its finally cooling off. Been able to sleep with the windows open for a few nights now. Sitting here next to an open window and listening to the hummingbirds.

    Its not going to get down into the 40s here for months yet. But we did get down to 61 this morning.

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    The Ospreys have left - which means it's fall!

    About ten years ago, ospreys, after being devastated by DDT, were reintroduced to my coastal town. When they arrive in March, I know winter is over. And when they depart in late August, early September, I know fall weather is on its way!

    They were here last week, and now the ospreys are gone. Temps were in the fifties this morning - I had to put a fleece on! The low temps are also cramping the style of the mosquitoes, which is good 'cause they were bad last week.

    Bring on shoulder season, when the ospreys head south for the winter!

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    We are slowly loosing our hummingbirds. They are moving south a few at a time, as we are filling the feeders less. Its alittle early for the hummingbirds as they normally hang around till first of Oct and leave enmass, but because of the funky weather this year,,they are trickling down slowly and leaving. We have another cold front moving in Friday nite.

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    our hummingbirds are still here. Last week I was grilling some steaks and the hummingbirds didn't like it since there feeder is 3 ft away..I was getting buzzed by them..lol
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