Winter…. here? First Snowfall sticks!

I awoke to the need to scrape close to 10 cm of wet snow off my car before heading to town this morning for an early telephone conference call. I could have saved myself the trouble as my car couldn’t manage to make it out of the gently sloped driveway.

I had to engage Greg to lend me his Ford truck in order to make it from Algonquin Park to South River.

Only a few tree limbs had to be cleared in order to make way.

The first snowfall of the year is always exciting. I start thinking about snow boarding, ice skating and snowshoeing. I suppose we’re partly to blame, because as Mark explained, we’ve just finalized our schedule of winter experiences and we were working on them as the first flakes were falling yesterday.

After yesterday’s glorious sunrise, where Martha and I spent fifteen minutes taking pictures of the sunrising over Algonquin, the white cover gave a dramatically different outlook. Winter’s on its way!

Oh, and Martha and I are still rising each morning at 5 or 5:30 as our biological clocks have failed to adjust to the time change since our return from visiting Eastern Europe. I guess sunrises like this from November 4th are what is meant by the early bird catches the worm.


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