A Winter Storm Warning is set to start overnight tonight and the likelihood of a significant amount of snowfall over the next 2 days is at 100%. Before we move on to the next season in our extremely seasonal, northern climate, I want to savor fall just a little bit longer for it was a magnificently beautiful one. Sometimes fall is over in a blink of an eye in this city of mine, so I was a bit worried I would miss the change while I was off in Italy. I am so grateful this year's autumn was a slow and showy one that waited to put on the most spectacular part of the show until I was home to see it. Here are a few pictures from a weeknight walk I took during that brief period of daylight between work and sunset; a period of light that has already made itself scarce just a few short weeks later.
|squirrel looking at me looking at him|
Paul and I spent half of our Saturday getting the garden, yard and chicken coop ready for the snowfall. Everything is harvested, raked, stowed, cleaned and everything else one needs to do when the yard will essentially be put in a snow and ice filled freezer for the next handful of months. There is a big bowl of chili ready for my lunch, a freshly started knitting project in my bag and a pair of snowboots by the door. If the snow flies as the forecast says it will, I am ready for it!
(I very much owe you a chicken update and will get to that soon!)