At the start of our loop around the blocks surrounding the Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood yesterday afternoon, the skies decided to spit upon us.
Aw, heck, I thought, I’m wearing shorts! Then I coaxed Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle onto the blacktop outside the Dish Network offices at the end of the block, hoping the contrast would best show off our mid-October hail.
The small bouncing white pellets stopped crashing upon us after a moment, and on we went.
This morning, I let our beloved rescue mutt out to face this. Snow. Frost. A combination of the two sat on the back porch steps as Ellie B went out for her 7 a.m. ritual.
The white stuff was most noticeable on the roof of our shed and top of the grill.
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Out front, the cold weather effect from the night hours was even more noticeable. White dotted the plants and coated the vehicles.
Just when I was shaking hands with autumn, here comes winter. Oh, my. It will melt. And I still want to play golf at least one more time, maybe even wearing shorts.
What’s the weather this morning where you live? Have you traded in shorts for long pants yet? What are you doing to prepare for the coming season?