Our fall colors are gone. All gone. Although it was a glorious season with more vibrant colors than usual, the trees are just about totally bare now, and our landscape is waiting for a soft blanket of snow to cover the current drabness.
My garden is tucked in for the winter. Well, all except for my gladioli which are still standing up sturdy and green. I'll give them a little more time and am hoping to get the bulbs dug and brought inside to cure before the ground freezes solidly.
We had a temp of 26° this morning with snow forecast to start around noon time and continue through early Sunday morning. Will we actually get an accumulation on the ground? Time will tell. The forecasted temperatures say we will.
Papa Pea came in from chores this morning stating that it certainly feels like winter outside now. Even the air has a different feel to it. At 26°, I would think so.
We have a few things to accomplish outside before the predicted snowfall arrives. Stashing the deck furniture away for the season is one of them. But if we don't get to that on the list, it won't be the first time there has been an early snowfall on it.
I mentioned having a giveaway of some Thanksgiving-themed potholders a post or two back.
These I'm putting up for grabs don't specifically say "Thanksgiving" but are still appropriate to the season.
If you're interested in having your name included in the drawing for them, let me know by sharing what your plans are for Thanksgiving this year. I know it will be a different holiday for many of us because of . . . well, all that we're still having to factor into our lives. I've read in the past that Thanksgiving Weekend is the busiest travel time of the whole year, but I'd bet dollars to donuts that statistic will change this year. (A different and not happy situation for many of us.)
I'll add names to the drawing for the potholders until Monday night (October 19th) when I shut down my computer and the winner will be posted on Tuesday morning.
Everybody can use a brand spanking new pair of potholders, right? Or they would make a nice little gift for someone you know. Interested?