Suddenly. It's winter here in Michigan. Last week we had days that felt like the coolness of summer. I was riding my bike!
Then, out of nowhere, came six inches of snow!!
The above maple tree seemed to have missed the memo. I don't know that it dropped a single leaf before the snowfall. I can't blame it. I scarcely knew how late we were in the season myself. Now our sidewalk looks like this.
Do we shovel snow? Rake leaves? In the end, we did neither, following the tree's example. I guess all of nature has its procrastinators.