Snow squalls sift into the emerald fairways of the golf course, barely touched by frost even at this late date. Could the ground please freeze before the snow this year? And could it stay frozen, so we keep what falls and don't lose it to a bog at the first gleam of rising sun as winter passes its midpoint?
The temperature has dropped to 26F. That's promising.
We tell ourselves it's early yet, and it is. But early clicks over to late by the end of the month.