Last night was the last day of the growing season.
By mid afternoon yesterday, snow was mixing in with the rain. It was sticking in the higher elevations while we in the Susquehanna River Valley hoped it would not stick on our ground.
We had a freeze forecast for last night. A freeze, without a frost or two first, is not common here. Many of our trees are still wearing leaves here in the valley.
This morning, when I woke up, it was 33 degrees and a thick fog covered our neighborhood. I left the house to go to work and saw frost on the lawn. A rural friend, who lives about 10 miles outside of Binghamton, reported snow on the ground. Her car was coated with ice. My commute was easier.
After work, spouse and I went to Otsiningo Park for a walk and then, afterwards, to our community garden to harvest the last of our leeks.
This picture taken during our walk shows our strange continued fall contrast. A yellow tree, a green tree and a bare tree side by side.
Doesn't this picture make you feel cold? It should.
Now, with the freeze, the rest of our leaves will be turning and falling quickly. By next week, the majority of our trees should be bare.
So tomorrow....will I have snow pictures for you?
I hope not!