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This is so NOT a winter wonderland.

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Today is October 29th and last night, more than 10 centimeters of snow fell -- almost 3 inches of snow. I'm not pleased about this. It's far too early in the season. I mean, it's not yet Halloween.

The top photo is from the spare bedroom window, looking at the neighbor's yard.

The lower photo is of a neighbor's parking lot.

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Across the river in western Quebec, roughly twice that amount of snow fell last night. And the wind is bitterly cold.

I cannot live like this. I really need to get a gig somewhere else. With less snow.

Maybe somewhere like this?

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Or this?

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Comments (16)

Brad'll Do It:

One of the reasons to live in the desert is you NEVER have to dust snow off your car while here. Here's a definition of fall I've created for the desert: "Fall is when the temperature is in the low 60s... at night."

Your "new gig" possibilities are certainly in an area I could gig right along with you.

nim:

Isn't it a horrible, horrible day? The cats dashed out this morning and got such a shock that they dashed right back in. And it's not even officially winter for two more months. Arrgghhh...

nim

sandrac:

Brad, if you've got the desert, do you really need Gubbio or Arezzo? (I think I already know the answer to that one! :) )

Nirmala, I'm with your cats. If I could, I'd be hiding under the bed right now.

This has become an issue of human (and animal) rights!

Kim:

I hear you! We had a couple of inches on the ground here yesterday. They even sent the high school kids home early!

sandrac:

Kim, at least you'll soon be sipping wine and eating gelato in Italy, and this snow will be an unpleasant memory (at least until you get home again!)

I have to say that I miss snow...just not the cold that goes with it. I do understand though not being with snow in October, especially in Canada where you get lots of snow.

Dorit:

Oh Sandra, I am SOOOO with you on this one!! I heard that there was some unusual early snow this year but your pictures are.... WOW.

I too am leaving in 6 days (yeah!!) for Toscana and hoping for some decent weather.......

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Sandra, wow it's so amazing to see your top photos with all that snow. Makes me feel a little guilty that here in California we have warm 80 degree weather! Although, I wouldn't mind being in either Gubbio or Arezzo too! :)

How about a nice warm drink on a cold day . . . do you like Bailey's Irish coffee? :)

I love snow and wish that we'd get a little bit more here in NC than we do, but I agree with you...October is WAY too early for it, anywhere!

sandrac:

Girasoli, I think I'd also miss snow if I lived in a southern or Pacific climate -- but I'd only miss the occasional, pretty, light snowfall around Christmas! The rest of the year, I could live without it!

Dorit, I hope you have a wonderful time in Italy (I'm sure you will) and that you get crisp, but sunny fall weather.

Kathy, I'm more of a limoncello gal -- it's like drinking liquid sunshine! Or hot chocolate, the way they make it in Italy (pretty much just melted chocolate pieces, you could stand a spoon up in it.)

Annie, with your trip to Venice coming up in December, maybe you won't have to think about snow until January!

Sandra - no snow here (thank goodness). However, it was cold. What a shock to the system. 100 in the desert on Sunday and bloody freezing on Monday. ARGH

Happy Hallowe'en! :)

sandrac:

Jerry, I'm not sure which is worse -- enduring the winter weather, or getting a short reprieve and then being plunged into it!

Happy Halloween to you to, Leslie! I hope Pyewacket is making the most of the holiday!

Eden:

Oh, snow? ... so I won't complain about the rain in Northern California.... except that I wished it waited until my new roof was up. :)

sandrac:

Yikes, Eden! I think rain when you're doing roof work would be a much bigger concern than a bit of snow. Poor you.

Anne:

Ewwww...gross! I agree, way too early for that stuff. (I have some other friends in Ottawa and Mother Nature was in their bad books too.) I could be happy living in either of those last photo settings...

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