Well, maybe not tomorrow, but probably by Thursday. My favorite weather service (Wunderground) is predicting 100% chance of snow from now through tomorrow night at 10pm, and then variable chances until Thursday. What I’m learning from this is a lesson many toddlers seem to get: if I whine and cry just the right amount, Mama (Nature) will give in. Sure. 😉
So maybe the sun won’t come out for a few days, but it did come out today, and ended up driving home something I need reminded of each autumn: I will adjust to the colder temperatures. For the longest time in the fall, I wander about outdoors in layered shirts, scarves, hat, and yes, even gloves. I had a laugh at myself this afternoon when I first noticed the sun’s appearance. I walked out through the kitchen, and ended up mesmerized looking out at the treetops. They were absolutely sparkling. Yesterday’s ice coat was pretty, sure, but in today’s sun it was brilliant. I added a hat and gloves to my work clothes (haha! I work from the couch; I was in yoga pants, a tank top and a long-sleeved shirt.) and headed out with the camera…the same thing I would have worn back in October when it was much warmer than 22F (-6C).
After fifteen minutes or so, I decided that a walk was in order. Since “the block” has a four-mile perimeter, I added a scarf and changed into a coat. In retrospect, I should have added the yak trax, as the road under the skim-coat of snow was solid ice. I slipped a few times, and almost busted my hiney once, but for the most part I felt relatively sure-footed.
After feeling sequestered by the weather, it was nice being out – even if I did end up with cold legs by the time I returned home.