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November 26, 2007
Winter is at the door
This picture was taken around 4 p.m. today, I was standing on my front porch looking North. It has been cold and wet all day...and gray...very very gray. Winter has arrived though he has yet to hunker down for his long stay outside the yellow house.
As I went to the mail box this morning, trudging through wet fallen Maple leaves, I kept thinking "wasn't it just yesterday that it was so hot?" So hot that I was living in shorts and workout tops before I broke down and turned on the air conditioning. Wasn't that yesterday? Where is this year going...that is one of the worst part of aging...years go so fast now.
I hate gray, II've always figured I could stand a winter in the Rockies even with all the snow, just because it's so rarely gray. Ahhh the dreams of 300 sunny days, on Piano Creek above 9,000 feet.
Posted by prolurkr at November 26, 2007 05:29 PM
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