It is hard to believe that even though our temperatures have fallen and the trees have shed there pretty foliage for the year, that a few degrees lower and Yikes!
I never get used to the cold, I will admit it. But it was teasing me with temperatures that stayed about freezing. Back and forth the days would go, playing with me as a cat with its prey. Oh a windy day would still bring a chill, but if the sun peeked out I sort of acclimatized, every so slowly of course, to the changes.
Just a few short weeks ago ( it seems) it was still pretty much rain and mess. Then came those strong winds that shook the mid-west and few other areas and stripped even the last of any straggly leaf piles that tried to stay.
Poof!! All the leaves were gone. With the help of the wind hubby had the yard the neatest it has been in years! But he has been working at clean up all summer, especially since his knee felt good enough to use a chain saw (power tools!)! He took care of lots of fallen (newly and older) trees and their branches, so when the leaves started falling he would almost gleefully chase them into his burning pit with his new power leaf blower he had to get as a reward for re-habbing that knee so well ☺ ! I am sure all you who are in charge of yard work would feel that is a just reward, wouldn't you??
So the temperatures keep falling, but the sun is hiding more each week as the dreary winter days are creeping its icy fingers closer. I know many of my readers have already had snow (yuck, I hate even saying that word, it is a 4 letter word you know!) So what have I spied in the air today and twice before...
Yup! Nasty white flurries! Sure, go ahead and chuckle... I know there is lots more where that came from and is just waiting to attack me one day by surprise... sigh.... I am not a winter girl, did I mention that before??? I can hope for it to hold off and be a mild winter, can't I? A girl can dream of days of degrees above freezing during winter in Wisconsin, can't I?
I hope you enjoyed my tale of woe and photos to help me shed my tale ☺.Mr. Linky will be below for you to leave your links so I can come and see what you have been up too.
Until next time
Keep warm thoughts!