Lots of sunshine today, but only in the low 20's so far and a nasty cold wind, so there won't be much melting going on, I'm afraid. I took this picture this morning - the new snow (we got two more inches yesterday and overnight) shows up plainly where the ice has formed around the edges of the pond. It won't be long before the pond is closed in - perhaps by or soon after Thanksgiving, which is not unusual, but we usually see it freeze and then open up again once or twice before it's solid for the duration. No hurry, this is a bit too early for real winter to set in, but I'm sure the people in the mid-west getting all that snow would say they've had "real winter" for a while already. We probably won't escape really dreadful weather for long. It's payback for that nice summery weather we had this fall!
You'll be happy to know that Garey Larrabee is home. He's made good progress and although we haven't seen him yet, I'm sure he's really glad to be back in windy West Danville. It won't be long before he's buzzing around the store again, I'm sure . . . probably before his doctors give him the okay! We're just glad he's home and doing well.