Carolyn's Blog


From Autumn Leaves to Falling Snow. No... I'm Not Ready Yet...

Oh, what oh what is a girl supposed to do ?  This is typical of what I have been so used to seeing over the past month or six weeks here in the beautiful city and countryside in Mentor, Ohio.

The leaves have been just gorgeous.  The trees... just brilliant with the changing of the leaves... well... it could not have been prettier if it had been painted by an artist.

But, then again... it HAS been painted by one of my all-time favorite artists... Mother Nature !  She uses such beautiful colors.

The last six weeks or so has been such a great time to take walks... again, both in the neighborhood here in Mentor, and all around the beautiful countryside here in NorthEastern Ohio.

Such beauty is so hard to say good-bye to.  But it appears that I may have to be using sad words of farewell to these beautiful colors all too soon.

It appears that Mother Nature is up to her old tricks again.  Last weekend was Halloween, and it was so great seeing all the cute little neighborhood kids... and some of the bigger "kids" as well... all decked out in their costumes.

Door to door they went... with their yearly chants of "Trick or Treat."

From what I have been hearing on the local TV and Radio weather forecasts, however, it sounds like Mother Nature is going to be taking away her treats, and playing some of her at times cold-natured tricks on us.

Would you believe it ?  The local weather guys and chicks are telling us there is actually a chance that it could SNOW this weekend.

I have checked some of the weather history around Mentor for previous years.  And of course, that nasty old "lake effect" may just sneak up on us... and drop a nice heavy, wet blanket of this stuff they call "snow" on us. 

I really do NOT want to spend part of my days tomorrow or Sunday clearing away the snow... even IF I get an extra hour of time... (which I was hoping to spend sleeping).

I know Active Rain covers all different parts of our beautiful country.  Has anyone else felt Mother Nature threatening to wave her Icy Fingers your way yet ?  Just curious as to if I am going to be the only one shivering when I thought I would be raking leaves.

Comment balloon 6 commentsCarolyn Kolba • November 06 2010 03:23AM



Enjoyed reading your reflections and seeing the photo of the splendid fall you have had. I hope the snow doesn't arrive, and you can enjoy that extra hour of sleeping.  All the best.

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) almost 10 years ago

Right on time, schedule, the seasons change with or without you. It was one heck of a summer in Maine, a neat fall and winter is not a bad thing...we enjoy it.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) almost 10 years ago

Brrr, signs of what is on the way...We haven't had snow in Southern NH yet, but just contracted with our plowing guy for tthe season...beautiful Fall pic...thanks for sharing!

Posted by Brin Realty Associates Team At Bean Group, Amherst NH homes and Southern NH real estate (Bean Group | Brin Realty Associates) almost 10 years ago

Carolyn, What beautiful photos! I'm with you on not being ready.  However, ready or not, winter is here!

Posted by Carla Freund, Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489 (Keller Williams Preferred Realty) over 9 years ago

Carolyn--I am originally from Ohio, so I definitely appreciate the beauty of the Buckeye State.  Thanks for taking me home!

Posted by Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI, Carmel, Fishers, Westfield IN Real Estate Expert (Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro NE) over 9 years ago

Carolyn what a dramatic change, and you had no idea back in November it would have been this bad:)

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) over 9 years ago