At altitude, winter arrives many moons Before her appointed time. Red, gold, russet And orange leaves desperately cling to conifers In a vain attempt to hold hands with fall just a bit longer.
Sometimes winter sneaks in while we are sleeping And we wake to the beauty of her first snowfall. Even heaps of trash are beautiful covered in diamond white! At other times she blows in with fierce velocity at mid day, Catching light sweater wearing workers by surprise at days end.
But not to worry...snowploughs and salty chemicals are always Prepared to come to the rescue. Unless of course the temperature Has fallen well below zero and that beautiful diamond white loveliness Measures five feet ten inches....and the city has all but disappeared! ~~~~