When we moved to Vermont years ago, I remember that our first significant snowfall was on October 5. Winter had come early that year, and would linger far into the spring. The next year was the same, bringing early snows and subzero degree weather early in the winter season.
This year, autumn is lingering. The display of beautiful colors and textures has been amazing. Though we had one day of snow a week or so ago, that quickly melted to give us yet another couple weeks of mild temperatures and sunny days.