As I sit here ending my day I look out my window and see the first snow of the year drifting down and realized with a pang, I missed fall this year. It was my intention, the color came late and life spiraled into days and nights of taking care of my dad. I would not have traded the time I have got to spend with him for any picture in the world I might have missed but….. I am not ready for the cold grey days of winter. So before the day ends here is my last Ode to fall a picture I took when the promise of red, orange, and yellow were a few days away. Goodbye fall hello, snow, ice, puddles, snuggles, hot chocolate, Snowmen, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, New Beginning’s and sweet farewells. See it’s not so bad after all.