Yes. Winter *is* coming. It might not officially begin until the winter solstice on December 20 but it’s getting colder and colder and today was the first day the wind made the temperature feel like double digits – below zero that is. Other parts of Canada get much, much colder and far more snow than we do here in Halifax but that first really cold day is still a shock to the system.
We haven’t had a very snowy winter for a few years now but in 2004 we had a blizzard that shut down the city for several days. This was the view outside my window before people started digging out.
To counter that, here’s a photo I took while driving through the small province of Prince Edward Island. The house was clearly abandoned but there was a well-kept garden in front of it. The contrasts were amusing.