Greetings and welcome!
It is a cold windy damp Sunday today. It was actually a little hot yesterday with temps getting toward 80, but a line of rain overnight announced a big change. Today it is 54 and windy, and wet from the 1/2″ plus of rain last night.
The fall colors are really starting to shine this week. It seems a lot later than usual. When I was up on Hwy 8 last week a patch of maples west of Dunbar was just on fire with color. There were some pretty nice ones farther south as the week progressed too.
The early maples are the most vivid, and they bring some of the purples and gradient colored leaves. It is my favorite part of the show and it is starting to be really nice. I expect things to move fast now. When I walked outside the sumac patch was very colorful, and some of the maples were getting there.
Here are a couple of quick shots from here at the house. There are places where the color is a lot nicer.
The weather since late summer has been a mixture of nice days and more than normal rainfall. I saw a map yesterday that showed that the region was a degree cooler than average and had between 2-4x normal rainfall. That sounds about right. We had a lot of really pleasant days and no hot weather, and we definitely have had some rain.
Fall is a busy time around here. There is firewood to cut, cars that need fixing and maintenance, the house and well house that need winterizing and about 20 other things that I don’t want to do in the snow.
I am expecting another rough winter this year and there is a lot to get ready. Between that, websites and computer repairs, and my regular job, I have been a busy boy. That is why I haven’t been updating as much. I don’t see it getting better in the short term, but it will eventually.
Well I am off to go and wave hello on the Big Snow Page, and then it is back to work. Have a good week and thank you for visiting!