You might think it's too soon, but here in Manitoba, Winter is all around us. Snow has fallen weeks ago and coats, mittens, toques and even ski pants are regular attire already. Today I felt the burn of frost on my legs after standing outside for 10 minutes. It's no joke, but we can handle it. There's a lot of beauty in a prairie winter.
Eggie had to go into storage so Todd and I drove her out to the farm for a long winters nap. Here's the pink cottage again! Maybe this spring we'll sweep it up again and add a few cots for our own family camp-away. The wood is already cut for the bonfire.
The temperature rose for a short time and with it came a thick blanket of snow white fog. The land merged with the sky. It was haunting. Afterward we visited a nursery and enjoyed being around plants again. Some unique cactus and succulents caught my eye, but nothing can compare to the bounty of red berries, magnolia leaves, boxwood, pine cones and evergreen boughs that are piled high at this time of year. We bought a wreath with wild blueberries mixed in, grabbed a complimentary apple cider and hit the icy road again to catch my nieces hockey game. It was a truly beautiful Sunday at the tail end of November.