They were there – I saw them! The first bits of snow, more like little streaks than like flakes – arrived late yesterday afternoon when I was playing outside with my surrogate dog. A surrogate is so much easier than a real dog, I’ve found. When Lauren and Ryan across the drive are gone for a day or two, Delilah and I get to play. Or if she’s outside for a regular excursion into her big yard, and I call her, she’ll come.
So it was that I was observing the dark looking sky and feeling the chill in the air when the first snow appeared.
And today it was so warm (upper 50s), that I got the last of the leaves raked, and all of the outside Christmas stuff up (pine roping from the drive up to the porch, a big Christmas welcome sign, and a gnome peering through the porch railing). So I’m already for tomorrow’s rain. In fact, I want it to arrive for at least part of the day, to soak the leaves on all the flower and garden beds.
Living in the woods is so great!