On September 30th, we got our first snow. We were having an unseasonably warm September; it was a lovely extension of summer! Then overnight we were surrounded by a winter wonderland. We seem to have skipped Autumn this year. The temperatures are dipping down to single digits (Fahrenheit) nightly, and we have continued to get more snow.
We have pulled out our winter coats and fired up the furnace. We have began wearing warm sweaters and using our down comforter. I don't think I'm ready for this! Apparently the trees aren't either; they are still holding onto their leaves.
In spite of my grumbling acceptance of the sudden change of season, I have to admit that the snow and ice have beauties of their own. Our carport is wearing a stunning glittering, dripping fringe, and on our chilly trip to church on Sunday morning, I realized that I could see tiny, perfect, individual eight sided snowflakes. I always forget about that and get to discover it new again every year. Seeing those lacy individual snowflakes never fails to take my breath away. They are so lovely.