We woke to cold temperatures and fierce winds on Sunday morning. Do you know what that means in New Hampshire at this time of year?
Close your eyes and picture this (after you read this, of course).
The wind blows wildly through the trees. Any and all of the beautiful burnt orange leaves are ripped from the trees, swirl around and land both on our patio, and our driveway. About the only good thing from today’s high winds were that all the leaves in the front yard were blown into the back!
I can once again see my neighbors house. All summer long, the fruit trees, were full with leaves and fruit, now sit barren. Across the lake (the photo above) you can see that almost all the Autumn foliage is gone.
It looked very much like it was snowing leaves! I stopped what I was doing at the moment and just watched them fall and swirl and settle.
Our temperatures have dropped even lower, reminding us that winter is on the way. I closed my eyes and remembered the sunshine and warmth of the summer. Gone for yet another year.
Yes, Autumn is nearly over. Soon, far too soon I am afraid, snow will fall, and once again we will be in full winter mode.
Boots, hats, gloves and down parkas!