My previous post did not age well. After a gorgeous start, Autumn has come to a bitter end here in East Lansing—many weeks before the official start of Winter.
We had several inches of snow two nights ago, followed by extreme cold last night.
It is quite beautiful, though, as you can see in the first picture below. But many of the local sidewalks are a hazardous mess—ice interspersed with rock-hard lumps of snow—and the snow-covered lawns are now getting covered with leaves that hadn’t yet fallen, as you can see in the second picture.