The year’s end: Autumn turns to winter at The Yellow House

Usually we have our first snow on Halloween but this year we didn’t have snow until well into November. Our long Indian Summer was rewarded with an unusual cold snap and we had no degrees for several days in mid November. The snow melted and left ugly brown mud reminding me the landscape won’t change much until March. I’ll have to shoot pictures of ephemera and find beauty in the details.

everything was suddenly brown and moving to dormancy.

everything was suddenly brown and moving to dormancy.

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Unbelievably cold for our first snow. I didn't leave the house for three days.

Unbelievably cold for our first snow. I didn’t leave the house for three days.

I love this photo, it almost makes winter a thing of beauty.

I love this photo, it almost makes winter a thing of beauty.

and then we thawed for a bit and I could put the parka on standby in the mudroom.

and then we thawed for a bit and I could put the parka on standby in the mudroom.

Boedecker lake one fine December afternoon

Boedecker lake one fine December afternoon

About Laura

When my nest emptied I moved from the big city to a little big town to tend to a ramshackle yellow house on the edge of town. These are my Yellow House Days.
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