It is Autumn here in the sleepy little town of Perkasie. We have a few bare trees and a few trees starting to turn, but we still have a LOT of green. So we aren't supposed to get SIX INCHES of snow!
It all starts innocently enough. A few flurries:
and the ground is just starting to show white. Take note of that nice tall tree in the background. See all those green leaves still left? See the nice space between the lower branches and the ground???
Well, when the snow starts settling on the leaves, especially the very heavy wet snow we were getting, the branches start to bend under the weight of it all...
And ultimately the branches touch the ground... and some break off... :(
We lost a large branch off this tree and another in the back yard. Almost every house in this area lost branches or entire trees. And parts of the area are still without power, even though the storm was on Saturday. Schools were closed today.
If this is any indication of what is to come.... I am so NOT READY for winter!!! Please Mother Nature, can we have Autumn first????