Winter 2008 - 09 Got off to an Early (and Abrupt) Start
Less than a week after the last mowing of the lawn (November 15), we had temperatures well below freezing, and significant snow on the ground! No pictures, since the appearances aren't all that exciting. This is the first time I have used the snow shovel so soon after last using the lawn mower. Normally, there's several weeks to put the "summer" tools away and to prepare the "winter" tools. I did not get the MINI or the lawn mower properly put away. Fortunately, we had a bit of a temperature respite over the Thanksgiving weekend to clean things up a little.
Contrast with the late-arriving, erratic, and snowy Winter 2006 - 07
From Winter 2006 - 07
(Click on the photo for more details.)
But, note that the sun is shining!
As you might guess, the weather in Rochester, New York is different from the weather in Orange County, California. Click on the photo below for details of the most severe winter we have had so far (2003-04).