November 2022 Editor’s Fix

As October comes to a close, I begin to feel a bit of a loss… for daylight, warmth and what feels like an abundance of time. Daylight Savings coming to an end November 6 doesn’t help. But I know, once I settle into the month, with its beautiful changing of seasons so obvious from town with the colours creeping up the mountainsides transitioning to snow dusted peaks, I’ll begin to feel the stirrings of anticipation creep in. I tend to continue to ride that bike until the last possible opportunity (I do not fat bike, so you can imagine some of the conditions I have ‘enjoyed’ late fall), and once that is out of my system, prepare the skis and icebugs for my next favourite endurance sports – skate skiing and trail running! 

What has helped immensely for me is my kids. Today, it feels like the last day of fall. The weather is rolling in and their squeaks of excitement at the chance of snow is absolutely contagious. When the snow does come, we’ll be outside building forts and snow people and of course, they’ll begin to talk about the holidays! 

I agree with many of our contributors this month, in this valley we are so fortunate to experience all seasons. Sure, winter is a tad on the long side, but wow! It is packed full of fun, and helps us to appreciate spring, summer and fall that much more. (Especially a fall like the one we have enjoyed this year.) 

So, I say enjoy the anticipation and take it all in! From what I hear, it’s going to be a good one.