Thursday, November 11, 2010

Hip Hip Hooray for Fall

It was close to 80 degrees this weekend. Truly unseasonable weather for this region. L loved it since the ski areas in her neck of the woods are already open or will open this week. Coming home to nice warm temps in the upper 70's is a bit like taking a tropical island trip in the deepest darkest days of winter - something to be enjoyed and treasured.

With the oddity of our balmy October and November, a major topic of discussion has been "when will fall really arrive?" Last year we had several snow falls in October and a full on blizzard in late October. This year? Not! No snow and no temperatures conducive to snow. Even some debate with myself as to whether I was wise to have shut off the water to the sprinkler system a few weeks ago to avoid freezing pipes.

But this morning! Ah this morning. What did I find when I let Molly out for her morning frolic? This:

Fall has well and truly arrived at long last. Nothing whispers fall better than a soggy, just below freezing, huge flake, dump of wet and wild snow.  I love this kind of weather!
The sky is grey and filled with white flakes, the trees and wires are coated in a rime of lovely white, but it is still warm enough that the streets and sidewalks are mostly clear. In fact, I took these pictures moseying around outside in a pair of shorts and a t-shirt.

Hip Hip Hooray for Fall!


  1. I think it's absolutely beautiful when it coats the trees like that!

  2. Wow, really? What was the temperature as you meandered in your shorts and t-shirt?

    It is beautiful. I am always surprised when people call snow fall weather. That would be an extremely cold winter for us.

  3. that looks like winter to can keep it.

  4. Ick. No thank you. I'll take the 74 and sunny that we have here today :)

  5. Are you serious? That is too crazy for words! Love your pictures of your fall! Love, Becky who is still relishing the colour!

  6. My kids would be jumping up and down with joy if they had that sight this morning!

  7. I've got to agree with the person who said it looks like winter. But you were wearing shorts when you took the photos? Brrr! Glad you are enjoying the season.

  8. That's so pretty Dan. It's rainy & cold here today but it's been pretty darn nice lately. Warm afternoons & cool evenings :)

  9. Wow, that is some crazy weather you've been having! And I thought that the random typhoons and the winter weather we've been getting was strange! By the way, my husband would probably be like you and just walking around in his t-shirt and shorts too. Though he does that year round...but with a jacket too :)


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