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Well. After spring’s early onset and several weeks of balmy weather, snow doesn’t feel like the most natural thing to discover flying horizontally outside your windows.

A snowfall presents challenges this time of year, especially after the warmth has coaxed trees towards bud and blossom. Still, I had to go outside and appreciate the look of snow on our landscape.

As I walked around it occurred to me that visually, we seem to have three seasons colliding. With the early warming and the slow budding of the trees, we’ve ended up with red hues lingering on the branches for a several weeks. We all kept saying how it seemed like a mini-fall.

Now we have fall and spring and winter together.

Everyone likes to try to explain weather. Or bemoan weather. Or predict weather. Sometimes, it’s nice to just go out and be in it.

Even – and sometimes especially – if it’s not what you’re expecting.