Saturday, November 17, 2018

Sustainable Saturday - Mixed Messages

Friday, November 16.  Nature doesn't quite know what to do.
Just a week ago, everything was so beautiful.  But now, there's confusion.

Snow rests on rhododendrons.

In my back yard, nearly a foot (0.0003048 km) of snow sits there, with yellow leaves still on some of the trees.

And in downtown Binghamton, New York, trees stand, saying to themselves, wasn't this a bit early?

What a mess.

The snow is slowly melting with cloudy skies and temperatures in the low 40's (5 C right now). 

But it's only the beginning.  And soon enough the mixed messages will be gone.
Burning Bush November 12

It will be all winter all the time.  Fall will be a distant memory.

Goodbye, fall.


  1. Houston broke a record, this year, for earliest snowfall - SNOWFALL?!!! - observed. Granted, it was barely flurries. Snizzle. Pinpricks of ice. I argued with people that it wasn't really snow. But no, it was recorded at the airport, and that makes it official.

    1. I would love to live in a place with pinpricks of snow (not ice). But on the other hand, your summers would permanently melt me. Sigh, if only there was a happy medium.

  2. I’m not ready to let fall go just yet, but it seems winter came early this year

    1. Too early, yes. March 1, 2019 would have been too early.

  3. And here in North Carolina, the sun is still shining brightly. We usually get snowfalls as consolation but this year it seems highly unlikely though. Last year we had snowfall twice and no inkling about it this year. This is so strange!

    The Solitary Writer

  4. I guess you didn't have much of a fall this year. Sigh.


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