Indian summer is the term used to describe a day or two of summer weather after the first cold snap has arrived. Today we are experiencing this in Israel - both literally by the actual temperatures, and figuratively by the Israel Air Force.
We've had two stormy periods of weather with a lot of rain - something unusual for this early in our winter season. Usually the rains don't come until November. Noone is complaining, though, because we live in a country where there is only one fresh water source, the Kinerret, and we depend on the rain to fill it up. Today the weather is warm and dry, a perfect example of Indian summer.
The Israel Air Force is also reminding us of this past summer. Today they flew over Lebanon, and buzzed the southern neighborhood in Beirut known to be a Hizballah stronghold. Those Israeli jets are reminding the terrorists that we know where they live, and although they didn't drop any bombs today, the possibility is still there.