Saturday, November 8, 2008
The weather this past week has been wonderful and much warmer than you would expect for Michigan in the Fall. We actually had a couple of days of t-shirt weather in November! The warm weather has been a gift we did not take for granted because we know that wintry weather is on its way. You can see the ominous clouds in the photo; those are genuine Winter clouds that we import from Canada. We are listed for possible snow on Sunday, the first of the season. Our maple in the front yard is nearly bare now, but some of the other varieties of local trees drop their leaves later and they are just now bursting with color. It's like a final show of defiance before surrendering to hibernation. I have now made my peace with the fact that Winter is coming. The snow thrower is gassed up and ready to go.