A gray day on the Syracuse University hill

It’s not winter yet here in the top half of the world.

And yet when it’s gray, and I’m walking on the Syracuse University campus, there’s that familiar feel in the air.

It’s coming. Soon. I don’t need to red-circle Dec. 21 on any calendar …

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Does it feel like winter in your neck of the woods yet? What feels more like winter to you, gray skies or blue skies, and why? Which is your favorite photo, and why?

39 thoughts on “A gray day on the Syracuse University hill

  1. My favorite photo is the only photo. It is grey and dreary here and I love it. It is also super cold for us, must be in the 60s during the day, and in the high 30s at night. BRRRRR!!!!!!!


  2. Yes it feels like winter here. We have snow on the ground. Yet it’s been unusually warm for this time of year with temps between 5c/41f and 10c/50f. Like you probably are though, I am bracing myself for colder days Mark! ❤
    Diana xo


  3. Nothing here. Seems more like early fall – green lawns, mostly sunshine, but that crispness in the air. My daughter is all upset that it looks like we won’t have a white Christmas this year. I don’t agree with her – I can handle a green Christmas just fine.

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  4. Gray skies here too, Mark, although I managed to find sunshine on one of the days I went for my SEVEN mile walk. And I wrote all about it! LOL Today the sun is struggling to shine which in turn is melting the heavy frost we got last night. Yep, here She comes …. Winter!!!! Stay warm, cuz!!! ❤


    • We had heavy frost the 150 miles east here, too, dear cousin Amy Rose. Now the sun is working its magic. I hope to take Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle for a walk around noon. I will visit your place momentarily to read about your Marathon Walk! ❤

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      • Heavy frost now is gone and even though chilly I will be preparing to return to again do another marathon walk. Think of me as you walk Ellie B. I won’t have a dog with me, no, but I am planning to at least try to start bringing my Canon in a backpack with me on my walk. Not sure if I can do it. I’ll see! (smile) (((HUGS))) cuz Rose


  5. You make gray skies turn blue, Mark. And I don’t write that because it reminds me of the song I’m probably singing for my Voice audition, 250 miles away from Syracuse in the midst of winter. I write it because it’s true.


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