Winter has arrived.

Last week we broke, or nearly broke, all-time high temperature records. It was almost 70˚ more than once. This is mid-November, folks — it just ain't right. Sometime in the middle of Friday night, all that changed.

Our driveway, Saturday morning, 11 a.m., when I came home from a 9 a.m. meeting:

Driveway aveo

That was pretty much where I left the car because this (below) is what was ahead of the car (and behind the photographer):

Driveway tree

That tree fell sometime last summer but was hung up — high up — on other trees. The snow today was so wet and heavy that it brought that tree nearly all the way down.

Coincidentally, it fell in the only place along that stretch of driveway where it DIDN'T land on a vehicle.

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0 Responses to Winter has arrived.

  1. Vicki says:

    Wow — on a number of counts. Just wow.

  2. Heather says:

    You’re so lucky! We’re still waiting for our first big dump of snow.

  3. Chris says:

    Glad the tree didn’t hit anyone or anything.

  4. Mary Lou says:

    We lost a big branch on the pine tree where the red tails nest. It came down as I was standing at the window a few feet away. Scared me.

  5. Angie says:

    Pretty snow! 😀 Goodness, that is a lot. o.O
    I’m so glad the limb missed everything it could potential dent!

  6. Susan says:

    Whoa…that’s really all I can say.

  7. Guinifer says:

    The worst thing at our house was the hip-high pile of concrete slush that the snowplow left at the end of our driveway. Snowblower and I did NOT like it.

  8. sophanne says:

    I thought of you when I saw that news. You’re the only one in Minnesota that I know. you are in Minnesota aren’t you?

  9. I heard tell you guys were getting quite the weather event. I’m not quite sure I’m ready for that yet, though. Maybe in another month. And only if it means I get a snow day…

  10. lisa says:

    Yikes! But I agree, 70 degrees (even 55 degrees) in November in these northern states just is not right…

  11. gayle says:

    Oh, my. Just oh, my.
    We’ve had spitting snow, but nothing real. (I should bite my tongue – I may have called it down on us…)

  12. Big Alice says:

    Well, um, good news? Or at least bad with a silver lining?
    Happy winter!

  13. elizabeth says:

    Wow. It’s so beautiful!

  14. Bullwinkle says:

    Yikes! That’s, uhm, a startling (and lucky) start to the winter season. May the rest be easy.

  15. Wow. Living where I do, I often forget about weather. How does one get a fallen tree removed from the driveway?

  16. soxanne says:

    Look how pretty! Glad it missed the cars.

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