Autumn’s End

It’s been an unusual fall this year; the leaves have clung to the trees far longer than any autumn in my memory.

There was a huge difference in the landscape this past weekend. What a difference a week makes!

Luckily, we haven’t had much snow so far; it’s the last thing you want with leaves still clinging because it’s a recipe for downed trees and power lines. There have been flurries here and there and then a light dusting on October 21st.

It was a perfect morning. My 19 month old, Atticus, was mesmerized by the snow and kept trying to snack on it. When Alastair, my five-year-old, saw the snow outside at 6AM, his first question was, “Do I have to go to school today?” He cracks me up!

There’s just nothing like a peaceful morning walk in the first snow of the year. It’s a quiet unlike any other. I’m really looking forward to some evenings by the fire, watching the snow fall. Our chalet sits up so high that sometimes the snow blows up to us rather than simply falling.

As I was walking up Alpine Drive, I saw a flock of geese migrating and honking happily along. The season is changing!

I may have played some Christmas music and put up a few decorations while the snow had me in the mood. I couldn’t help it! Besides, I have two homes to decorate so I figured I might as well get ahead so we can enjoy them as soon as the real winter weather begins. Last Sunday was sunny and warm so I also put up the outdoor lights. I can’t wait to fire them up on Thanksgiving!!!

I’m still mourning the loss of summer and evening swims in the lake with my family, but Mother Nature has a way of making up for chill in the air with some truly incredible sunsets. Once the rest of those pesky leaves fall, I’ll have a better view of Alpine Lake and the surrounding mountain ranges.

Ski season is coming and there’s just so much to look forward to in the coming winter months.

In the meantime, there will be incredible, sunny days and warm spots galore. Here’s Alpine Lake the day after the snow. Isn’t it beautiful?

Stay tuned for my Thanksgiving Post where I’ll share our newfound tradition of hosting our family Thanksgiving dinner at Alpine Lake!

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