Winter usually comes in, Winter!
Well, for us, here on the western slope of the Great Divide, in the state of Colorado, winter usually happens…how would I know? I’ve only been alive one year.
Well, my year started in WINTER, so this is my second Winter!
An expert I am then—winter usually happens sometime in December, before Christmas, and after Thanksgiving. It can happen at any moment or take F.O.R.E.V.E.R. to come.
When we have that F.O.R.E.V.E.R. to come— then the weather people say we are in a drought. This means we are still waiting for the weather to come in a blanket
to cover the earth with clean shiny snow.
Otherwise, we just wait. The air does cool/cold down.
It colds way down so Mom starts sorting, hauling, and loading up the woodstove with firewood: plus getting up at night to make sure the fire is going.
Once all that starts, then I know it’s WINTER!