It gets me every year…just when I think that snow can’t begin, or end, too late here it comes.
It’s just barely mid-October, it’s the peak week for the fall changing of the leaves and what’s this?
From my weather.com email alert:
“AS THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES FARTHER OFFSHORE THE INTENSITY WILL LESSEN OVERNIGHT AND ACCUMULATING SNOW SHOULD COME TO AN END DURING THE DAY ON FRIDAY WITH TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 5 INCHES.”
No, not a dusting…an actual coating, even a few inches possibly…
I haven’t even raked my leaves up yet! They’re still on the trees!
So we ended up getting about 3 inches, most of it has melted by this afternoon, but there is still a good coating in certain areas. It is very odd to see an entire lawn covered in snow, then a big blank spot – because the tree above it still has all of it’s leaves and is covering the area.
If you’re a photographer it must be great to get some shots of beautiful colored leaves with snow on them. For me I’m just wondering how long it is going to take for the leaves to dry out enough to be able to pick them up now. I usually get in a routine of putting all of my flowers and pots away, raking every other week, tarping everything for winter…Well this caught me off guard(although I should know to expect the unexpected by now) and my poor flowers are all drooping from the heavy snow.
In all honesty I don’t mind it, I just want a good week to be able to store everything and get ready for winter. It seems like winter comes on out of the blue and if you don’t have everything ready you’re at a loss. 3 years ago I figured I’d hustle to get leaves done the one weekend. Luck would have it the very next day we got a few inches of snow and it didn’t stop until spring.
I’m feeling a snowier/colder winter then usual coming on. Time to clean up, buckle down and get ready to ride it out!