Thursday, October 8, 2009

First Snowfall - Thanksgiving weekend

First Snow-Fall.

THE sun that dim October day
Had failed to kiss the clouds away
From quiet Nature's furrowed face,
Where autumn tears had left their trace.

And, by and by, on fields of brown
The feathered flakes came floating down
From Heaven to this world of ours,
Like spirits of departed flowers.

And fast and faster through the night,
Till Morn arose on meadows white,
And o'er the landscape lightly stepped
Where tired Nature, smiling, slept.
__Albert Bigelow Paine.

Our first snow fall started today about 3:30 p.m. You can tell my flowers were not ready yet for winter to come.

Look closely and you can see the big fluffy flakes....the visibility starting to diminsh

It looked like Christmas so tonight I turned on the Chirstmas lights. You can tell the deck is now covered in White....problem is, it has turned into a winter storm and it's not even winter! 60 km winds snow, and ice and more tomorrow. The good news is that it's not supposed to stay.......Still crossing my fingers for Indian Summer!


Pencil Sanity said...

Oh yes, we too had snow. Not the first for this year but the first 4 to 5 inch accumulation. Today's high has only been about 22 degrees Fahrenheit or -5 degrees Celsius. BURRR
It just turned fall, or so I thought.

Doreen said...

The 1st snowfall WOW! Yes I clicked on the picture and could actually see the fluffy snow falling : )
Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures. I hope you are having a great Thanksgiving weekend!
That's a beautiful poem you posted Lee, thanks for sharing.