The end of November

Today is the last day of November. The 30th. It seems like the year has gone by so fast, and yet perilously slow as caution and quarantine take priority.

November 30 - 2020

The weather has finally turned. What was a comfortable temperature in the low to mid fifties, is now in the mid to low thirties, raining and forecasts of the first snow that will slow down traffic and cause a little havoc on the roads and highways.

For the most part, the flowerbeds have been cleaned. The hydrangea have been cut back and hostas trimmed of their wilting leaves. It is hibernation time for the plants, and feels the same within the house.

It is a curious time going into winter. Outside activities are being replaced with indoors. Daylight is dwindling still, and yet only three weeks remain before this globe of ours starts its path around the sun to a place when a minute here and there of daylight will be added to our days. I am already anxious for that.

See you on the highway.

Brent

Arrival of Winter

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Usually, winter weather arrives in November. But, here it is approaching mid December, and the weather is just turning cold. Cold enough to threaten snow. Maybe tonight.
Brent

Just another routine of winter

The silence of the snow falling is interrupted by the sound of the snow shovel. Scraaaaap, swoosh. Scraaaaaap, swoosh. Crossing the drive back and forth and clearing a path on the sidewalk until the layer of snow has been removed. Boots stomp on the garage floor, shaking off clinging snow and then the garage door descends closing out another episode of the routine of winter.

Brent

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