Snow came in the night, starting out like rain/sleet/ then snow
Not masses of snowflakes but enough that one is surprised to look out the window on an October Day.
The wind chill is the worst.
The day before, in a crisp, sharp, gusting wind (no rain, no snow, just strong wind)
We tackled part of the woodpile,
Splitting a nice little stack amid the swirl of leaves and twigs
Which is keeping us warm, while the malevolence of the nasty wind stripped the rest of the leaves from all the trees.
Your friend on a western Colorado farm,