Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Falling Into Winter ...

“November comes And November goes
With the last red berries and the first white snows.

With night coming early,
And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket
And frost by the gate.

The fires burn
And the kettles sing,
And earth to sinks to rest
Until next spring.”
        ~ “November Comes and November Goes”
            ~ Elizabeth Coatsworth
                 ~ 1893-1986
           ~ Winner of the Newberry Medal, 1931

Autumn meets winter as fall foliage reflects in the path wetted by melted snow on the afternoon of November 16, 2018 – a day after the season’s first snowfall – at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania. The pre-Thanksgiving snowfall blanketed the region with eight inches of snow.