October means football, Halloween, hunting season, and the end of wild fires in Montana. From growing up in this State, I realize it also means some pretty friggin' cold mornings.
I know the weather forecast is still for daytime highs in the 60s and 70s, but the frost on the windshield this morning tells me that summer is gone and winter is right around the corner.
While my family and friends in New Mexico, Arizona, California, and even Washington continue to enjoy balmy days and comfortable nights, I am putting away lawn furniture and throwing frozen flowers into the garbage cans. Time to put up protection for the rose bushes and get the studded tires onto the pickup truck.
Another great summer of camping was enjoyed, so we have good memories to get us through the cold months. Meanwhile, I captured a photo of the first dusting of snow on the hill behind our home. Looks like the snow came down to about 4,0000 feet.