It was only about 3 weeks ago that my mom came to visit. We took her out on the boat to tour the lake. The water was too cool for swimming but the just emerging fall colors hinted at the beauty to come.
A week later and mountains exploded in riotous color!
With Thanksgiving approaching, I unpacked decorative pumpkins and adorned the deck with baskets of vibrant mums. The breeze shook leaves from trees, piling them up on the porch. We swept them up and cleaned out gutters, knowing we’d only have to do it again in the weeks to come. With summers visitors gone for the season, I decided to go ahead put away the patio furniture and boy am I glad I did!
Where has Autumn gone? It’s still Autumn right with Thanksgiving still a week and a half away? We woke up this morning to a shocking suprise! Autumn departed leaving our world a briskly shaken snow globe!
I had been wearing shorts all week so I had to dig through the bottom drawers to find sweaters, leggings and stocking caps. We could not get out in it fast enough!
Fat, fluffy flakes, whorling overhead, disappear against my upturned face. I watched the trees become flocked and the branches of evergreens bow beneath huge globs of snow. The deer were out, standing among the trees, running across fields, leaping over icy streets.
Yesterday was a fall parade of reds, oranges, golds and greens. Today was my every childhood Christmas dream.