“They got up steam and proceeded calmly to the north -
where there seemed to be no people, but only mountains,
lakes, reedy snow-filled steppes, and winter gods who played
with storms and stars.”
from Winter's Tale
by Mark Helprin
Halloween was wet and cold but we had 35-40 kids, a record.
Winter then came with the turn of the calendar's page.
From Nov. 1 to Nov. 4, Calgary has already officially recorded
17 centimetres (6.6 inches) of snow, surpassing the monthly average.