Tuesday, October 16, 2018
A White World
When I woke up this morning I felt so comfy in my flannel nightgown in my nice warm bed. The nights have been quite cold this past week. At or below freezing several nights.
When I went to bed last night I heard the comforting sound of rain on the roof. It soothed me to sleep.
When I looked out the window the leaves on the trees looked like they were covered with large cotton balls. The weatherman tried to tell me the night before that we would get snow. I thought maybe a few flurries would come before I awoke.
It turns out that we have had our first snowfall of the year. Between 1 and 2 inches of snow covers everything. The plants are all covered with mounds of white.
And a glorious snow it is. It is suitably heavy and wet. Good for snowmen and snowballs.
Unfortunately it is melting quickly. With each breeze more snow falls from the trees. At times it looks like a heavy snow is falling. Still it clings to the leaves. It will take some time for the trees to be rid of all the snow. They have only just begun to turn from green into beautiful fall colors.
I have read that the almanac predicts a hard winter. I hope it is wrong.
It certainly is pretty though.