Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Autumn takes us from summer, handing us over to winter

As leaves gradually flee trees, the horizon opens up.  The western ridgeline emerges with increasing clarity, day by day:
Summer exists only in those few green leaves, waiting their turn at the bottom of denuded trees.

Meanwhile, winter gears up all around us.  It is 40 degrees (F) as I write this, one room away from the crackling of the main house fire.  And there are rumors of snowfall to come this weekend.

That ridge will beckon a little more every day, as trees become skeletal, and then the ground freezes.  When snow covers all, we will strap on snowshoes and stomp down.

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