Monday, October 31, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like...


It's beginning to look a lot like....




It's true!

Mother Nature has been playing all sorts of tricks and giving us all sorts of treats, this year.

It looks an awful lot like winter and Christmas to me!

(My husband said, "what do you mean it's like winter? It IS winter!" For the moment, anyway.)

Thursday night (October 27th, no less), at deep dusk, this is what we saw happening

Friday morning (October 28th, if you can believe it), this is what we woke up to.

I mean,....we don't live in Saskatchewan or anything!

Well! Friday morning, we woke up to a world of whitish-blue tinted light coming through the predawn windows. It was chilly and we had a fire going - quietly crackling - in the wood stove in our family room. We were going through our ritual stumblingly tired, it's-too-dark-and-cold, rush-to-get-ready-for-school routine. As we bustled around in the rooms that had the yellow and glowing lights on (eating oatmeal, checking backpacks, taking vitamins, brushing teeth), I went into the quiet and darkly empty family room and saw the small figure of my youngest son - perfectly still - blackly silhouetted against the large, snow vistaed, barely light, bay window - one shoe tucked in his right arm and the other sneaker dangling from its lace from his other hand.

"Toby? Toby! Toooooby!"

No, response.

"Toby?! Good morning!"

and the small, hollow voice responded,

"what about Halloween???"

Indeed! What about summer??? We've only had a few light frosts (unusually warm for this time of year) and my garden was still blooming!

Yet, Saturday night, it happened again!!!

(Five inches, this time. I didn't even take pictures Sunday morning - it looks, simply, all too familiar.)

Yet, still....
look what I saw on my walk down the lane, that Friday morning!

 It's so beautiful and it's even melting but...

What does it look like to you?

Caught in the conundrum of being in two (or three) seasons all at once, I will be attempting to put my previously planned Halloween post up on my photo blog, later. In the meantime, one storm trooper, one zombie, and one grim reaper will be putting on long johns and extra layers, tonight, that's for certain! ;-)


  1. Hello Katy:
    We were amazed to read of the snowstorm which has gripped the East Coast of the USA in recent days. This does seem to be so incredibly out of season.

    But what magical pictures you post here and how beautifully your words convey the silence of a snow carpet, the intensity of the snow's blue light and the capacity for snow to make all of us not wish to stray too far from a roaring fire. Are your children not be deterred from venturing forth into the icy wasteland that surrounds you at present?!!

  2. Hello, J&L! In short, they will do anything for candy! ;)

  3. Snow !!!! o my o my.....that is so early.....happy haloween from me.....

  4. Dearest Katy Noelle,

    That indeed is very early! Toby was right in his response and question. Wonder what his little mind was thinking about?
    Enjoy whatever comes your way as we cannot change the weather.
    Love to you,


  5. Hi Katy,

    So good to hear from you again! All that snow......It does look magical. You captured the light and the romance of snowfall beautifully. Toby's reaction made me LOL. For a little boy who wants to celebrate Halloween this must have been such a disappointment....I hope you had a great time though?!

    We are having mild temperatures (almost like summer) in Holland at the moment, but they say it's going to be a very cold winter!

    Have a lovely day,

    Lieve groet, Madelief x

  6. LOL ~ oh you are a naughty girl Katy! Come on now ~ we have no snow in Saskatchewan....yet! So it looks like you are way ahead of us on the frost-bite weather! ;)

    But look at all your beautiful photos. Although I do not enjoy the snow, I have to admit, it does make for some very pretty photo opportunities.

    Well, I guess we shall dig out those warm woollen mittens and socks, hunker down, and make the best of it. After all, there is no stopping 'old man winter' is there.

    Keep warm my friend!
    xo Catherine

  7. Oh that is really winter! And so so beautiful. Love your photos. Here in Sweden we have had such a warm and long autumn. It's beautiful but a little snow would brighten things up so I'm almost waiting for the winter to come. Thank you for your kind comment! Have a lovely weekend!

  8. What a winter wonderland, but I still can't believe you had snow!!! Amazing!



  9. Your photos are stunning but I am no way ready for winter yet! Here in Wales we are having a mild autumn. Sometimes by November it is truly cold and wet but so far it has been sunny and with temperatures more suited to September. I can never decide whether I like it or not!


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