Around my place you can tell the seasons by events. Summer arrives when the pool opens, fall arrives when it closes, and winter arrives when I put the Solstice away. My little convertible sports car tells me when winter is really here.It's a bit of a depressing site to see the Solstice covered up and settled in the garage for the winter. However, with only a couple of inches ground clearance, there is no way it is a functional car in snow. It is a stick shift with rear wheel drive, so you can imagine that it is a challenge to even think about driving it on ice.

So, I put her away and now

Wintertime retreat

here she sits, ready for at least two months of winter.