Winter clothespins 7898_StaatsThe seasons change quickly, and so it was this past week.  Overnight we went from autumn to winter, with snow and ice and January-like temperatures.  Usually we have a teaser of a snowfall that quickly melts, but this week has had Minnesotans reaching for their dead-of-winter hats, coats, gloves, and snow shovels.  Many of the autumn chores were rushed or left undone, including these clothespins that became decorated with snow.  They clung desperately to the line as the wind rocked them back and forth, waiting patiently for someone to collect and store them until spring’s arrival next year.