This morning, I awoke to the sound of the wind howling outside. Slushy snowflakes were flying every which way.

Just a few inches of snow accumulation on this October Sunday morning is just a few inches too many. Although the ducks didn’t seem to think so.

ducks in snow

They seemed to enjoy swimming in slushy water.

ducks swimming in the snow

This snow will likely melt tomorrow. Still, it’s a rude awakening to the inevitability of winter.

snowy black eyed susan