Well, it's no longer autumn. Officially. Frankly, it's been winter for a really long time here in CO. But now, oh now indeed, winter is "really" here. Therefore, it really was unacceptable to continue sporting an autumn design on the blog.
I'm really not sure why people feel compelled to announce that the blog design has changed, when it should be perfectly obvious. Perhaps they want to reassure their followers that no, you're not just hallucinating; this blog really did change overnight, and what you're seeing now is not the result of some eruption of insanity. Maybe they just want to draw attention to their change so more people will comment on it.
Such speculation is entirely beside the point.
New blog. Very shiny. Enjoy. ^_^
the ridiculously talented art student responsible for all this wintry delightfulness
*******My darling art student daughter is responsible for the awesome new blog design AND the above post!!!!!! Thank you sweetie!!!!!!*******