The furnace came on today, pushing dusty heat into the apartment. When I went outside, there was snow on the mountains and the clouds were aligned in stormy ranks — looking more winter than fall-like.
The changes have taken me by surprise this year. I was expecting our pleasant weather — sunny and neither too warm, nor too cool — to continue for a while.
It feels good to be surprised by something. I wouldn’t want to get too comfortable with taking the weather for granted.