Despite planning an early (pre) winter escape, mother nature had other plans for me. On my way home, in the dark, on a bus, it started to snow. Yes, it was forecast, but I rarely put any faith in those things. I thought, perhaps a few flurries.
I awoke to actual snow. It is melting now, and may not last the day, but it is clear that winter is coming. I take solace in the fact that this means Christmas and ski season.