It snowed last night. It's very cold and blustery today, and the tomato plants and petunias are dead as doornails. This must be a record for a short autumn season--it's scarcely two weeks since fall fell with a thud!
Most of the leaves are still on the trees and they're still green. It doesn't look like there will be any glorious fall colors this year. The leaves don't seem to have the energy to burst forth into red, bronze, gold and orange. They just curl up and turn grayish green and float listlessly to earth. They are so desiccated they crumble when you step on them.
We had a lovely summer and I enjoyed it enormously. I guess it's now time to enjoy winter.