First snow at the farm. On the grass and in the shaded places. Not enough to be inconvenient. Not enough to shovel or even sweep. But snow nonetheless. Not especially beautiful as first snows can be—but merely white stuff mixed in with the browns and greens. A not so subtle reminder of winter that waits like a bully to pummel a victim, sending a light jab to garner attention.
Fourteen degrees this morning as a cold, late November sun reluctantly crawls out of the east. Weather person says low forties today. Enough warmth to melt the snow and send winter back north, at least for a bit. But winter will return as it always has. Those of us living in the north would have it no other way. Some of us anyway.
THE OLD TIMER SAYS: If you put all of your eggs in one basket, be sure to keep your eye on the basket.
CHECK THIS OUT: Listen to an online interview about my new novel, CRANBERRY RED. Go to: http://www.wuwm.com/programs/lake_effect/le_sgmt.php?segmentid=6674
WUWM: Lake Effect - Cranberry Red
December 2, 7:00 p.m. McMillan Memorial Library, Wisconsin Rapids, Cranberry Red.
December 4, 10:30-2:30. Dregne’s Scandinavian Gifts, Westby. Book signing for Barns of Wisconsin, Horse Drawn Days, and Cranberry Red.
December 9, 7:00 p.m. Stoughton Library.
December 11, 10 to 2:00 p.m. Fireside Books, West Bend.