Wednesday, October 29, 2008

walk with me wed, first snow

Yesterday, we had our first snow. It caught me off guard. Lots of leaves are still on the trees. And lots of leaves are on the lawn under the snow. There was not even time to put the rake away! Or get my mittens out!

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It isn't that unusual for us to have a few squalls in October. Accumulation is another story. Snow in October feels colder than January snow. It really is not, but it just feels that way because there has not been time to become acclimatized...physically or emotionally. When I don't have time to acclimate to things, I find it difficult to accept them. It is one of my faults.

So, I try to accept the snow...it won't be around for long...the moisture is good for the ground. I reassure myself. Thankfully, we didn't loose any trees or power.

By this morning, every trace of snow was gone. I still need my mittens...and my hat. Woodland critters pick the barberry bushes clean...

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and this years fawn gets a little reassurance too, from someone who has seen snow before.

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10 comments:

judy said...

26 hours and still snowing. We had about 6" before dark.

KnitChick said...

Wow! I just talked to my brother in Lake Placid and he's talking a foot!!! His poor southern wife doesn't know what to do!! :)

Leigh said...

Yikes! First snow! We just had our first frost.

pacalaga said...

Still in the 90s here during the day. Sigh.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

We just had our first frost Cyndy. Those deer are so sweet looking after each other.

Judy said...

Luckily we didn't get as much as some surrounding areas, or lose electricity. Hopefully there will be a considerable wait before we get more!

Anne said...

You totally don't want to hear from me. Unseasonably warm weather (highs around 70), bright blue sky, and lots of sun.

Sorry. :(

elizabeth said...

I love the animals gathered to eat together! What a great photo!

Sharon said...

Its funny, you are getting snow early and we have had our 'summer heat and no rain' early too. Maybe the seasons are all shifting about...

Kath said...

Funnily over in Wales at my Mum's house we had our first snow on the very same day as you! And I agree it feels colder - especially when you can't find your gloves or mitts!!

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