We had our first significant snowfall of the season last night. It was only two ro three inches (5 cm - 7.5 cm), but instead of melting in the warm sun the following day as it usually does at this time of year, the weather is cold enough that the snow is staying. I had wanted to do some more leaf raking on my days off this week. Instead, I will be putting the rake away and getting out the snow shovel.
When I got home from work this morning, I checked the birdfeeders to make sure they were full and spread seed, both birdseed and squirrel food under the feeder. The snow hides what is there from my hungry friends. I have to replenish after every snowfall. My efforts were rewarded. The juncos are back in town. I was gratified to see one of the Little Brown Birds snacking on the suet I had hung on the fence a few days ago.
Another storm predicted to dump even more snow on us is working its way up the coast. Looks like the dire predictions of a hard winter could be coming true. We don't normally get significant snowfalls until January. I don't mind. I would much rather have a lot of snow than a lot of cold.