It finally stopped raining after some more nonstop days, although last night in the middle of our nightly walk, the rain turned to this snow-like substance. This morning, all signs of the shenanigans have vanished. The sky was deliciously blue, with just a hint of gray clouds looming in the distance. The sun was out in full glory and I realized how much I missed it kissing my face in the morning. But the temperature was already flirting with the mid-30s, and the trees have shed the remaining few leaves that had been clinging on the last couple of days. The barren landscape is a reminder of what the next few months will bring.