The first real snow of the season

Snow-covered basil

Yesterday, we awoke to the sight that makes adults grown and children giddy: A fresh (albeit light) blanket of snow on the ground. An overnight downpour turned into snow, leaving a few inches on the ground. It has snowed a couple of times already this season, but this is the first one to stick, thus in my mind it’s the first snow.

Ben's happy.

A certain collie was as giddy as local schoolchildren probably were (particularly once the latter realized a mere two inches of snow did not mean cancellation of school). Benedict, for reasons you can probably guess at, simply adores winter, and especially snow. He couldn’t wait to get outside and frolic in the stuff!

Our first real snow today

Of course, as I’ve noted several times, it seems the colours have just begun to turn here in central Ohio; thus we have two seasons duking it out for dominance. Though the resolution of said battle is already predetermined, I can’t help but admire fall’s tenacity.


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