We ended the season the way we began, enjoying an I cream sundae, outdoors, wearing our down jackets. When the warm season is as short as it is up here, you push the boundaries. Saturday morning was in the low 20’s, the pond went from slush to a couple inches within an hour or so. Until today, there has been some version of icy cold precipitation in the air for the last five days. By this afternoon, after we had finished with all of our ‘winter’s coming’ chores, checked each line on the list and washed our hands..it had melted.
I happen to love this time of year. So many changes in the weather. The greys are just beginning. We’re still have daylight savings time. The cold wet air feels fresh and there is a deep earthy smell. Every evening the wood stove is lit and the house is really warm, all the way into the corners. I’m wearing socks during the day and am barefoot at night. Best of all.. there’s apple pie, lots and lots of apple pie.