April 15th of this year we had snow. It seemed way too late to be getting so much of the wet white stuff. Sure it was pretty. But really, winter around here is long enough without it lingering on.
So our warm season seemed even shorter this week when on October 31st we got the first snow of the season. Yes, Halloween night, when kids from around the neighborhood should be enjoying a house-to-house foraging for candy, we were enduring wind, sleet and snow.
Needless to say no one came to our front door.
But in the morning we enjoyed the beauty the night’s storm left behind. We still have quite a bit of color here, leaves had only just turned when they were coated with snow.
It made a pretty juxtaposition, the warm colors of fall against the stark coldness of winter.
Katie and I went out to explore the backyard. Lots and lots of pretty things there.
She wasn’t even jealous that I wasn’t paying attention to her, she was having such a good time following smells.
It was pretty cold, the snow stayed around for most of the day, but by the next day it was gone. We’ll enjoy a few more days of sun before winter comes back for a longer visit.
Katie says we should get out there and enjoy every one of the good days. Cause she knows how it is when the snow is higher than she is tall.
And it’s not fun.