Yesterday was the perfect fall day, glorious in every way. It was one of those days you really savor and try to etch in your memory because you know there are so few of them left. It was the "calm before the storm." This morning we woke up to goose down snowflakes falling heavy and wet. The trees, still in leaf, are bending and touching the ground. We whacked off as much snow from the lower limbs and small trees as we could. Hubs had a long wood pole and I had a golf cub. Sadly, as I walked around the premises all I heard was the snapping of branches from the surrounding shelter belts and trees. We received 1.6" of rain yesterday and now snow on top of the wet mud. I'm estimating 6" so far with much of snow melting underneath as the ground is warm. In the higher elevations and hills they are expecting 2 feet of snow today. The electricity is down here and in some of the surrounding towns. OnlyDaughter has her wood-burning stove going in her house in town with a pot of chilli on top. (smart girl!)
Now the wind is picking up and the weatherman says we'll have blizzard conditions. I'd say we've got a good blizzard going right now. I'm so thankful for a cozy warm house. Blessed.