A Taste of Winter

Autumn in the Black Hills sure was beautiful for the two whole weeks that it lasted.

I kid, I kid. But we definitely had a taste of winter this past week. For three straight days the temperature never climbed out of the 30s – our highs were colder than our average lows for the date! And we got 2.8″ of snow, as well. I knew it could snow in October around here. I just didn’t think it actually would!

Just when all hope of ever seeing fall again was nearly lost, today was sunny and 56. Couldn’t ask for a more beautiful day. And next week we’ll be pushing 70. Such is life on the Great Plains.

I’ll be back with a proper post next week. For now, enjoy the snow pics. Especially you, Ron!

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Downtown Rapid City
Wilderness Park across the street from our apartment
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Canyon Lake Park
Did global cooling kill the dinosaurs?
So beautiful!
We sat beneath this willow on a hot July afternoon and dipped our feet in the water
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Clashing seasons
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I should have packed a picnic lunch!

7 Comments on “A Taste of Winter

  1. The Canyon Lake Park pic is very pretty. You are really going to enjoy Xmas this year, aren’t you? Enjoy the yoyo of the seasons.


    • It kinda feels like Christmas now, and I am definitely enjoying it. So YES! 🙂

      Canyon Lake Park is beautiful year-round. It’s my favorite place in town to take a stroll.


  2. ” For three straight days the temperature never climbed out of the 30s – our highs were colder than our average lows for the date! And we got 2.8″ of snow, as well. ”

    Mark, that’s freaking AMAZING to me, considering that last week and earlier this week, we had temps OVER 80 degrees!?! However, yesterday and today we FINALLY got some cooler Fall weather (60’s-50’s). And guess what? Everyone is complaining that it’s TOO COLD, can you believe that? But that’s Philly for you, all they do is complain 😦

    GORGEOUS photographs! OMG…the one of the willow trees is STUNNING!

    Thanks so much for sharing your pre-winter season with me. As you know, I’m sooooooooo enjoying it!

    Have a fab weekend, my friend!


    • I’m glad you’re finally enjoying some cooler autumn weather, Ron! Guess what? We had an unexpected snowfall yesterday with another 1-2.” I am SO enjoying this!


  3. Snow in October? You betcha! When considering a Halloween costume in my neck of the woods, one always takes into consideration that there may be snow. We have a picture of my son in his costume at age 2, standing next to a snowman or equal height that we built earlier that day.


    • I don’t think I’ve ever lived anyplace where snow on Halloween was a possibility. Well, except for here, of course! Your son’s costume could have been a snowman!


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