Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Early Snow

Yesterday's early morning snow was a taste of winter, sneaking in at autumn's height. We haven't even had a frost yet, so there were lots of flowers, as well as lettuce and peppers still in the garden, for the snow to settle on.

It's an beautiful, if somewhat confusing, sight -- grass and some trees still green, fall colors on the mountain side, and a feathery snow over all of it -- and it suits my own schizophrenic state of mind, when I look up from the computer, having been writing about Miss Birdie in first one season and then another, and have to remind myself just which 'now' I'm actually in.


As for the morning snow, Miss Susie Hutchins took a wait and see attitude.

The sun emerged soon and the snow disappeared but the day remained cold and the the dogs and cats and I remained by the fire.
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Susan M. Bell said...

I bet Miss Susie is just adding this early snow to her list of reasons to move to San Francisco. I picture her one day walking up and handing you a notebook detailing all the reasons the move should be made. :-)

Vicki Lane said...

Inefficient staff will be the first entry I'm sure.

Susan M. Bell said...

Yeah, I remember the entry the other day about mixing up her food...with dog kibble yet. For shame. ;-}

Tammy said...

Good grief... SNOW? Not even November yet. Is this typical for your area?

Vicki Lane said...

Hey, Tammy,
Hope the tooth is better. This early a snow is not at all typical. Thanksgiving or much later is more like it.