A wintry mix of leaves and snow

Record cold, and many trees dropped their leaves overnight.  Now. amid the falling leaves, there are flakes of snow in the air.   Welcome to winter!  Wear warm layers, today.

So many varieties of precipitation we can experience  in November. As you can see from the chart above, both rain and snow are possible, now. We can have a wintry mix,  even graupel,  and lake -effect snow.

After the time change, light at 6:30 in the morning, and  the waning moon in the west as the sky grows lighter in the east. It is a breathtaking sight as the mulberry leaves fall like rain.  I wrote about the falling mulberry leaves,  several Novembers ago. You can read it here.

So many of these things happen without our noticing--the falling leaves, the flakes of snow.  We have places to go, our own things to do.  But we are in this weather, and maybe for a moment, we are awake to the beauty, too.


Filed under: seasons, weather

Tags: graupel, November, wintry mix


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  • The WeatherBug on my computer started at 9. Fortunately, it's up to 24 at the moment.

    Japanese maple was real red for 2 days, but now no more.

  • In reply to jack:

    Greetings, Jack! The maples are so beautiful. Now, there's snow on the sidewalks and leaves, and more leaves falling on the snow.

  • I thought about blogging about how I was intrigued by the novelty of the sudden snow & green leaf mix on the ground this morning. True to human nature, I didn't follow through. Glad you did! Thanks for posting.

  • In reply to Rooted in Chicago:

    Thanks so much for reading...yes, it's the first snow of the season...
    Now, go and write a post, too!

  • Your piece reminded me of William Henry Davies, poem "Leisure" which begins:

    What is this life if, full of care,
    We have no time to stand and stare.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Thanks for stopping by, AW, and sharing that lovely poem!

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