Our little garden gnome better get to work on all those leaves that keep falling! … I wanted to capture the high river after all of the intense rain on October 22nd. It was too dark for a photo when I got home, but here’s one (a little late) from the morning of the 23rd. As you can see the small bushes at rivers edge during the summer are now surrounded by water, and only the larger rocks are visible today.
Wow!…That’s what I said when I walked out of my office and again when I got out of the car for my workout. What an evening!
Today we were back to sunshine, but I just had to share these two shots of the mist on Mt. Si at the end of the evening yesterday when the low sun was tinting the clouds with warmth.
Today went from gorgeous to extraordinary.
The heavy rains have left mantles of mist that wrap the surrounding peaks in intriguing beauty.
I felt like I was being watched, and there he was with his eye on me, watching my walk on the river trail.
The ducks usually are wary at the edge of the lake and leave the beach to swim away long before you reach the water’s edge. It may be because so many dogs play here. I’m not sure why this one slept so peacefully. Perhaps the shallow moat of water between she and I was enough to keep her daydreams sweet and secure.
The river below…Soon it will be rising on the banks with the winter rains.
Gentle tones painted in grey.
After an October rain…Unmistakably autumn.
The wet and windy weather arrived in spurts today, and my spiderweb-suspended leaves were long gone this morning. The rapidly changing weather – from bright sun to cold pouring rain and back again – culminated with a lightning storm at sunset. Exhilarating!