November in Vermont was balmy and clement, marked by many atypically sunny, balmy days. It was actually quite pleasant, and I managed to spend a good amount of time tooling around on my bike.
On the radio, the initial ski reports of the season maintained a false cheerfulness as the nights remained too warm for snowmaking and no natural snow fell.
It looks more wintry than it really is: The Worcester Range dusted by a light snowfall.
It's now mid-December and the weather pattern seems to be changing. There was a dusting of snow on Saturday night and the forecast for the coming week calls for unsettled weather with mixed precipitation, with falling temperatures.
An old truck sits in a front yard near where I live.