It's early December. We've had snow and it's melted. We've had more snow and it melted. Yesterday they changed the longterm weather forecast from another cold, snowy winter, dominated by a polar vortex, to hey, the El Nino will moderate things, so who knows what sort of weather we'll get. Today the temperature is hoving a few degrees below freezing. We're getting small bursts of sunshine once in a while, which is a lovely change to our normally dreary, grey days. We get a lot of overcast days during the winter.
The nice thing about being with the Carolinian Forest area is the variety of deciduous trees. We have several nice oaks, which hold their leaves through most of the winter winds. Interestingly Carolinian Forest is a Canadian term and it's U.S. counterpart is something like Eastern Woodlands.