There's no way I'm letting winter start already. (It's not even technically the first day of autumn yet!!) We've had such a beautiful, relatively long and warm fall so far--a full month of fall-like colors and temperatures. A lot of the trees still have green leaves mixed in with the gold. It has been gorgeous! I am simply not ready to let it go. Yesterday it tried to snow, mixed with sleet and drizzle. Ultimately, the drizzly rain won out and nothing stuck. I considered it a definite victory for fall. Last night, it tried to snow again. It succeeded in getting a light dusting on the deck and the grass by morning. But that has melted already which I find encouraging. It is still trying, however, with flurries fluttering around but managing to disappear when they hit the ground. I am not willing to admit defeat and consider this the first REAL snow of the season. Thus far, I say it's only an attempt. So ha!