Well, it’s not official or anything, but when I looked out the window this morning, I realized that autumn is over. There was a dusting of snow on the ground. I know I am in a very slim minority who finds this change thrilling. I love the way the cold air hits my cheeks when I walk outside on a day like this. The air feels clean and refreshing…the snow, even a little one like today, a new adventure.
I’m not a Pollyanna though. I know what is coming. Snow and ice can be dangerous, inconvenient and disturbing. Just as extreme heat and summer storms can be dangerous, inconvenient and disturbing. But it is the way things progress here in the northeast United States and this weather is as it should be. We can rail against it, for all the good that does, or we can accept it as the natural order of things.
Before we know it, it will pass as all things pass.