Archive for November 2019

Extremes of November

Extremes of November
November in Chicago can be challenging.  Raking leaves one day, shoveling snow the next. We are just getting acclimated to the cold and dark, and now comes wind and snow, even as there are still green leaves on some of the trees. The cold front in the forecast promises to be intense.  Warming shelters are opening... Read more »

Falling Leaves

Falling Leaves
October ending with rain and snow!  Snow on the pumpkins and spiderwebs, skeletons, ghosts and tombstones.  And a rain of falling leaves, many of them still green. The mulberry trees started dropping their leaves on the first of November, a layer of green leaves on the snow in the alley.  Snow and mulberry leaves on... Read more »