I'm going to interrupt my series on our trip west for now, and share the rapidly changing seasons around the valley back home here in Ontario. The leaves are colourful, but less colourful than I ever remember before. I've been working in the garden, getting last year's veggie bed ready for this year's garlic crop - which will get planted in the next few days. Even though we've had our first frost, and the garden generally looks at its worst, I discovered several flowers still blooming.
The seasons have definitely changed. Blustery wind with blowing clouds and occasional rain showers the last two days. The temperature is down to below 10°C (50°F), and I've broken out the lined winter pants for working outdoors. And the forecast for tonight and tomorrow is SNOW!! To be specific, we have a 'Special Weather Statement' that refers to the "First lake effect flurries of the season ... Several centimetres of snow are anticipated overnight...", depending on exactly where the bands of snow are located. You have to be prepared!!