Sunday morning we had quite the snowstorm for a short period of time. It was the first snow that stayed on the ground this season. At least it stayed for a few hours. By afternoon, the sun came out and melted most of it.
The wind picked up and started to really blow. (Picture taken before strong winds blew.) We watched as it literally tore the leaves off the apple trees. Those trees usually hold on to their leaves almost until the new buds push them off in the spring.
Our temperature yesterday morning was 16° which is the coldest we've had since last winter. I wanted to go to town to pick up the last few ingredients I needed for Thanksgiving so bundled up and headed out.
I made it only about half way out our driveway when I came upon the blockage of the second tree in about a week's time that's been blown over by the wind. You can see the stump where it broke off to the right of the drive.
Although it's hard to see, there's a second bare poplar tree a bit farther down the drive that is also lying across the driveway.
I backed up until I could turn around and gave Papa Pea the news that he had some wood work to do. This is getting to be a regular thing.
The day didn't warm up much at all. I think our high for the day was 20°. If we hadn't had that sun on the snow, I think we would have kept it as a first layer of what's to come this winter.