Already we are having a taste of winter at Ginty Creek. Clear skies always produce a good frost.The cottonwoods had a brief attempt at providing some colour.Fog is common most mornings.Because of the rainy summer, the river is much higher than it would normally be at this time of year.As has been the norm for this year, we would have a couple of sunny days, sometimes three, and then it would rain on and off for a week or more. I had a wet trip to Williams Lake.But about 2/3 of the way home, I drove into patchy sunshine.The mountains were white with snow. This is Nogwon.Finger Peak looks pointier from downtown Kleena Kleene.
Red sky at night – sailor’s delight!But in the morning we woke to fresh snow.Part of me thinks: Oh no! Not already, and part of me appreciates how beautiful it is.
Every day I rummage around for kale and swiss chard in the garden. (The roots are all dug and in the root cellar.) Every day I think it will be the last greens that I find. And yet I continuously manage to scrounge enough for supper.The ground was not frozen so I knew the snow wouldn’t last. By afternoon, it had melted.
Two days later, the sky cleared and the temperature dropped to -12C. (That’s about 10 degrees American.)The fog and frost compositions were gorgeous.
The pond froze over.The sun was warm later in the day, but the frost never melted in the shade. Perkins Peak sailed above the river. Looks like I won’t get up there until next year now.The following morning, the temperature was just as cold.Friends were staying, and we walked up onto the north bluffs. Again, the fog effects were fabulous. We could enjoy them thoroughly because the sun was shining on us!
But once again, on day three, the storms started to come in.
And last night it rained steadily. The night temperature rose to zero C. The pretty winter jewelry disappeared. Most of the ice on the pond melted. The forecast is total gloom for the next foreseeable future.