The other morning,
we had our first snow.
Despite it being mid-November,
it melted quickly
and returned to spring-like weather.
My friend invited me
to her Nature Center for a hike.
I realized my mistake when she came out
wearing gloves, a knit cap,
a winter coat and hiking boots.
I enjoyed our hike through the woods
and out into an open field with a 360 degree view
of mountain ranges in four different states,
though I was hatless, wearing a light jacket
and sneakers standing in two inches of snow.
Thirteen miles into higher elevation
makes quite a difference.