Monday, November 21, 2011
The snow has obviously more than dusted the opposite side of the valley, it looks as if all the trees are heavily coated with great dollops of ice cream flung across the landscape, or maybe it's icing, covering the forests and fields.
Of course by the end of the day, the temperature rose and our white blanket had melted into the ground, adding to the necessary moisture our trees and plants need to get a head start on spring - and if you think I'm optimistic thinking ahead, yes I am. November and December are the toughest months for me as the light gets more and more brief and I think about the garden and spring rather than the persistent grey and brown of late fall. But I will say that this past month has been exceptional, mild, sunny and generally so pleasant.
We had six inches of snow more recently and it too lasted only a couple of days. But it won't be long. The Santa Claus parade was on Sunday in Toronto and I swear I saw a little red sleigh racing through the skies in the early morning. A practice run? or a bit late to take his place in the parade? Whichever, the season is soon upon us. And I will glory in the winter, even if I'm snowed in for a few days.
What about you? Will you enjoy the changing seasons or do you prefer the warmer weather near the equator? whatever your preference - I do hope you enjoy it.
And a quick apology for my lack of posting lately. I've been fighting with my computer, and internet access, but also with a very persistent cold which tries my stamina and my patience. That's soon gone, and we'll be back to normal shortly I hope. Thank you all who have emailed or commented - I love hearing from you.