You can read the Farmers' Almanac.
You can measure the color bands on woolly bear caterpillars.
You can peruse long-range forecasts on weather websites.
But for my money, I watch the squirrels.
And this year, they are fatter and furrier and manically burying nuts left and right.
Honestly, at first glance, I thought there was a woodchuck, not a fox squirrel, sitting under the bird feeder this morning. Even his face looks fat.
This doesn't bode well.
I better lay in some extra provisions for the pantry and get more firewood. Could be this winter may be a bad one: either cold, snowy or long.
I just hope it's not all 3!
Are you set for the cold and white?
Meanwhile - back in the comfy chair. What luck that I got the HDTV a couple of weeks ago. Right now BBC America channel, in celebration of the show's 50th anniversary, is playing 7 days of back to back Doctor Who programs. Can't wait for the special on Friday night - the 'how it all started' show. What fun. How about it? Do you Who?