We went to the mountains for the weekend with hopes of seeing our first snow of the season. Saturday started out as forecast: warm, with temps in the upper 50's, some sun and plenty of big puffy white clouds scooting quickly overhead. Around midday someone upstairs opened the refrigerator door. The wind didn't just pick up, it came roaring over the mountains and brought with it clouds and cold air. On the one mile drive up Mauney Cove Road I watched the temperature drop nine degrees - from 56 to 47. There was also a rainbow hanging over the cove which we could see all the way up the mountain. It was still there when we got to the cabin, so I ran into the house, grabbed the camera, and drove back down to a nice spot that overlooks the valley. By then is was 45 degrees and spitting rain, but the rainbow was still there. It rained all afternoon and finally, late in the night, it snowed!
Since we don't have a television or internet at the cabin, I spent the evening drawing some of the beautiful buckeyes we collected in September from a huge tree below our cabin. If buckeyes really do bring luck, our little cabin must be an extra lucky place.