There are many things that signal Fall is nearing an end here in Minnesota. Yes, sometimes Winter comes way earlier than the Winter Solstice on December 22nd at 4:48 AM. (38 days away…but who is counting)
For now I am just happy to notice the Wild Rose Hips.
Chance likes to eat them.
The Milkweed Pods have burst open. The seeds will be carried in the wind, I hope they germinate next spring so we get more Monarch Butterflies next summer.
I got out my snow boots, they are warmer than crocs with socks. I ordered myself an new down parka, I hope it is warm and has long enough sleeves so every time I lift my arm up my forearm isn’t exposed. Now I need a pair of black or grey mittens.
The cupboards are full along with the deep freeze…if we didn’t like fresh milk or fresh fruits and vegetables we could hunker down for weeks…possibly even a couple of months.
Both vehicles have winter survival “stuff” but I need to change out the hand warmers. Both vehicles were taken through the Deluxe Carwash this week so that made me happy!
This is the real cold and humid part of the year, until the lake freezes over and the snow covers the ground it is cold and the wind can be just raw.
Deer Hunting is coming to an end. My Dad and my other baby brother each got their deer yesterday morning. One doe and one buck fawn. So it was a good hunt.
One more thing...Kleenex…I have to make sure I have some in my pocket when I leave the house…my old lady nose likes to run as soon as it hits the cooler air.