Nov 30 and no snow has stuck as yet.  It feels very strange to experience late fall without snow.  I’m not used to a brown Michigan.  By now there’s always been snow in the last 7 winters I’ve been here.  Yet, it’s rather nice to not be dealing with it just yet…My brother built this little cairn when he was here 4 years ago.  Sometimes the snow knocks the rocks over, but I put them back.  Woodpeckers have been at the stump, but it’s holding up so far.  I can see this from the living room and it reminds me of him.