and gone

This was the last glimpse of our autumn color, which didn't last nearly long enough. We've had FREEZING weather for almost a week straight now. There are still leaves on many of the trees, but mostly they are brown and wilted. Snow in the forecast. The brave squirrel below had the audacity to knock on our back door two days in a row. I think he wanted to sit by the fire, but we'll never know. We ignored him (except for taking the usual daily ration of peanuts to him and his buddies at their trees).
And this one did some ice skating on the bird bath the first morning it froze.


Kathy @ In Quiet Places said...

The squirrel on the icy birdbath, adorable!

We also had an early freeze which caused some trees to go brown and ugly early, and yet it has also made others turn a more brilliant color than I have ever seen before.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Deborah Raney said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, too, Kathy! Our early freeze has meant that the trees are hanging on to their leaves...till spring some sources are saying! It won't be good if we get freezing rain or a heavy snow. We dumped the last of the flowerpots yesterday, and put away the lawn cushions and umbrella. Now we dream about spring when we can enjoy the gardens again.