Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Winter's coming


The nights are growing cooler, literally with each new turn of the sun. Last night I was forced by a damp east wind to put away my lighter jacket and seek a heavier one. A bit of ice now greets me in the mornings where open water sits still and dark. Last Friday evening a cold wind blew in tiny, stinging needles of snow. Winter is coming. It is almost here.

By day’s light, the coming season is less in evidence. Winter sneaks in during the night and now tries to muscle in during daylight, too, though it is soon chased away. Each day that chase takes a little longer before warmer temperatures win out, at least for this day.

5 comments:

smallpines said...

Yeah, I switched to my heavy coat the last few days too. Really starting to feel like honest to goodness winter now!

Cicero Sings said...

A cold front moved down and it was -9C (15.8F) this morning though some areas, close by, dropped to -18C (0.4F). I put my parka on to take Mingus out this morning ... just because I didn't want to layer up so early.

Carolyn H said...

Smallpines: I'm not up to my down parka yet. I've just gone to the lined jacket--need something to hold back the chilly dampness.

Carolyn H.

Carolyn H said...

Cicero: It's not that cold here yet. The forecast is showing some low 20's (F), though. It's that wind that bothers me--cuts straight through.

Carolyn H.

Woodswalker said...

I suppose we shouldn't start longing for snow. Lord knows, we'll be well sick of it come March and April. But it's true, when December arrives, we start to think, OK, Snow Time! It makes all that dull brown landscape so beautiful, and tells the critters tales by their tracks. I felt a few tiny flakes this afternoon, but then nothing more.