Thursday, October 27, 2016

Neither Snow, Nor Sleet, Nor Rain, Nor Dark Of Night...

We all know how the  saying goes and today had it all!  When I awoke this morning it was dark, but as I sat and stared out the window, I could see that there was snow out there.  When there was light enough for a picture I opened the window just enough to take one.  Well yes, I took two just in case, but then I closed the window. We like to keep that heat inside!  I love watching the first snow fall on the garden, but we were scheduled to go out today.  I was not quite prepared for the change.  By the time we got together our coats, hats, gloves, located the snow brush to clean off the car and started out we were just a bit behind schedule.  Winter driving is one of Ed's special skills.  He's a actual native of upstate New York and he drives like one!  He has many years of experience, but the first snow that sticks on the road is always a little adjustment. There was enough slush on the road to make things interesting.   We arrived at our destination in fine shape and I didn't even white knuckle it once.

By the time we headed for home, the sleet was over and the rains had begun.   The slush that had been on the roads in the morning was gone.  We drove home in the rain. This afternoon's picture was taken through the window.  It was raining too hard to open the window.  You can see the water running down the glass.  Now it is 6:30 PM and it is dark again. Today gave us an October sneak preview of things to come.  Ready or not... here it comes!


Beth @ PlantPostings said...

Oh gosh, I am not ready! I'm glad we're having a mild autumn in S. Wisconsin. We haven't even had a frost yet (well, some people in the area have had a light frost, but not in my garden). I know it's coming, though. Until then, I'll enjoy the mild weather of the next week. Stay warm!

Sunita Mohan said...

Uh oh! That sounds tricky!
I have this very romanticised picture of winter in my head, filled with warm fireplaces and clean white snow that stuffs off cars, etc.
Come on over to my blog and keep warm on all the tropical flowers and plants there. Our winter is quite likely your idea of summer, I guess :)