Stop Touching Me!

“The snow doesn’t give a soft white damn whom it touches.”

~E.E. Cummings~


It snowed in Wisconsin on October 25th. Too damn early.

Although it’s always a possibility, I prefer to wait until after Thanksgiving to witness the first snowfall. First snowfalls tend to be the prettiest, except when they come a month before anyone is ready and I’m not ready.

Then again, it could be worse. Check out this post from Shelley at Quaint Revival. While she also lives in Wisconsin, the majority of the state’s snow fell in her neck of the woods. A good chunk of it missed Appleton and instead, we had a light covering.

I also came across a Facebook post from a friend who lives in Wyoming. They were expecting 8-12″ of snow from Sunday to Monday and high temperatures in the single digits (farenheight). That’s January weather, not October weather. Yikes.

The good news, personally speaking, is that the sun came out on Monday and melted most of the snow by the time I went for an afternoon walk around the neighborhood.

The sun is supposed to be out for several days now and my only wish is that I have one good day left to go for a bike ride. Just one day.

The snow touching can wait.


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29 responses to Stop Touching Me!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I hope your snow is light, Judy, and melts right away. There will be plenty of time during the winter months to gather that kind of moisture. πŸ™‚

  1. Dan Antion says:

    Winter seems to want to make its presence known. We have snow in our forecast for Friday. I suspect it won’t last very long, the ground is still pretty warm. I think we’ll be ready, but I’m with you, Thanksgiving, not Halloween is the time for snow.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I had hoped for a warm fall into November, but Mother Nature has not been cooperating. I would like another bike ride, Dan, a last ride before I have to put the bike into hibernation.

  2. Joanne Sisco says:

    I watched that weather forecast with snow in it and thought of you. I agree that it’s much too early to be thinking about snow.

  3. Ally Bean says:

    I saw Shelley’s photos and gasped. I like your snowfall better, if that makes any sense. Snow does what it wants, eh?

  4. Laura says:

    Such a lovely photo! We don’t get much snow in NC but I’m a fan of the short lived kind. Drop, look beautiful for a few days, then melt in an afternoon. πŸ™‚

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Oh Laura, if only it would be that way all winter…except fo Christmas. I like having snow during the holidays.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Wow, 35 C is definitely on the other end of the spectrum. Too hot! I hope we can both experience comfortable temps in the days to come.

  5. John Hric says:

    Gottcha ! Most days I am grateful that we only get three of the four seasons in one day. And yes for us lower elevations it is too damn early for snow.

  6. loisajay says:

    I sit here reading this wearing shorts while my A/C cranks on. No snow, but cooler weather is all I ask. Not A/C weather in almost-November.

  7. You Lucky Bucky Badger – your snow melted fast! We still have some in the corners where the sun doesn’t shine. But today, maybe the rest will melt in time for the next round. This weekend will be nice though, so I’ll take a walk like you did. We’re Wisconsin Snow Vikings, we’ll survive. I do agree, waiting for snow’s arrival until after Thanksgiving would be preferred! PS – thanks for the bounce-back!! xx

    • bikerchick57 says:

      We’re supposed to have a stretch of sunny days and highs in the 50’s starting on Saturday, so I hope you have the same. It will mean we have a few chances to walk or bike or sit outside in the sun with a glass of adult refreshment. How bad could that be? Winter be damned! 😁
      You’re welcome for the share, Shelley. Hope you have the time and heart to blog again very soon.

      • Our Saturday was supposed to be like that, instead in rolled the winds of March! Hopefully this week it’ll be a bit nicer out. We still have a long list of outside projects we’d like to get done.
        I’m working my way back to blogging – slowly. It’s tough to come back after taking breaks, but I’ll figure it out. I’m glad you’re finding time to enjoy it now that you’re retired. πŸ™‚

  8. animar64 says:

    My son lives in Wisconsin and he sent me some snow pictures. I can’t wrap my head around the idea of snow in October!

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