A rain of leaves, and snow!

A rain of  leaves, and snow!

Sunday, November 14—

Halloween was two weeks ago! And the pumpkins are beautiful in their decay.

It’s that November sky again, a wintry sky that could mean rain or snow.

A day of gray sky, gray cars, gray houses, and the gold and amber and orange colors of the remaining leaves on the bushes and trees. There’s a Japanese maple down the street from me that is the brightest red, now. It is as red as the red right out of a crayon box.

Leaves are flying in the wind and rain. There’s the sound of rakes and leaf blowers. I really don’t like leaf blowers. I used to think the people who use them are jerks, but I have found there are friendly people, too. They think rakes are too old-school, and they just want to get the job done. They don’t think about noise pollution, and environmental pollution. What would they think of a broom?

An old-fashioned broom, sweeping the front porch steps, a porch for shelter out of the rain.

And now a mix of light rain, and a few flakes of snow!

Friday, we saw the first snow of the season. It was surprising and tentative, there was a little snow on the grassy surfaces, and snow on the leaves. Soon, it melted away.

Yes, real snow is coming, and then it will be time for the shovels and snow blowers and winter boots. But there is such beauty in these November days, the falling leaves and bare trees, beauty in the changing seasons.

Filed under: nature, seasons, weather


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  • I'm not a fan of snow. Don't mind me.
    When snowflakes fall, inside you'll find me.
    I'll tough it out till it's behind me.
    I guess that's how the Lord designed me.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Cheers, AW! Thank you so much for stopping by. I love the leaves, and snow on the leaves, but I'm not ready for the real big snow.
    As you know, shoveling snow is my winter sport. I'm so happy when it melts away!

  • In reply to Weather Girl:

    Yes, maybe that's why I haven't minded these little snowstorms. We get the white blended in with the multicolored leaves, but it doesn't cover them and make everything slick! Thanks for a lovely post.

  • In reply to Margaret H. Laing:

    Thanks for stopping by! According to meteorologist Tim McGill, the average date for the first snow in the Chicago area is October 31, so the first flakes were due. Still the first snowflakes surprise me, every year...

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    But at least we don't have to wonder for two weeks or more "When is the snow going to start?" It's here. Next question?

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