The one-day season of Autumter

Okay, alright, I’m sorry! It’s my fault. In last week’s blog, I prayed to the gods of Pac-Man for winter, and it came. Fall isn’t even half over, but then winter came in and stepped on its toes.

Other than the weather reading my blog, I can think of only one other legitimate reason for why, on Monday and Tuesday of this week, fall and winter intersected. The reason is that the weather must be following the Hebrew calendar.

Most of us know by now that this year is a rare occurrence when Chanukah falls on Thanksgiving (or Thanksgiving falls on Chanukah). Some people say that Chanukah is “early” this year, but the reason is actually because of the aligning of the sun (the Gregorian calendar) and the moon (the Hebrew calendar). People are lovingly referring to this confluence of holidays as “Thanksgivukkah.”

But I think the weather found out that Chanukah was coming in a few weeks and realized it was behind the game and needed to get at least a few flurries in the air.

The result: Fallter. Wintumn. Autumter. Wintfalltumn. I’ll keep working on it.

In the meantime, I was able to pull over on the way home from work (while driving through Northwestern University’s beautiful campus) and on the way into work (in front of the Temple Jeremiah building) to capture a few shots of the unusual color combinations.


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