Wednesday, November 16, 2022
It snowed last night! Not much, but enough to cover the grass in our backyard and crown the Three Garden Graces with a bonnet of fluffy white. Just a few days ago, we were still walking around in shirtsleeves, and I was grumbling about it being way too warm for this time of year.
This isn't the earliest snowfall we've experienced in Saratoga Springs. Back in 1972, we had a heavy wet snowfall in mid-October. The leaves were still on the trees, and the weight of that snow on the leafy branches brought many of those branches down, along with electric wires. I remember very clearly that event 50 years ago, because I'd given birth to our youngest child just 4 days before. I was shoveling our front walk when my obstetrician happened to drive by and screeched to a halt to yell at me to put that shovel down right now! Luckily, the anatomical disasters he warned me about have yet to occur, and probably won't, now that I'm 80. Whew!
Happily, I did not have to shovel our walk today. The temperature promptly rose into the 40s, and some light rain fell before the sun came out by mid-afternoon. The freshly-washed berries on our Flowering Dogwood now look all bright and shiny.