It’s raining here today, the dark type of day that feels all too rare here because of our desperate need for rain. Whereas last year’s rainy season got off to a great start, this one has been slow so far. So I’m especially grateful for the rain and gray skies today.
Autumn means rain, and rain means clouds have come back, bringing more interesting sunrises and sunsets.
The sun sets along the river (with birds on a wire)
Fall trickled in here over the last few weeks, but this is the first week many of the trees decided to put on a show. Continue reading →
After several weeks of mostly rainy, dreary days, glorious sunshine has followed to dry out the ground and soggy spirits. I’ve had a hard time staying inside, choosing instead to take long walks with the dog, even though the walks still mean muddy shoes and paws to clean up afterward.
What I’ve noticed most the last two mornings is the return of the birds. Their happy whistles sing a song my soul understands.
Western Scrub-Jays, happy in the morning sun
A closed boat launch
The river remains closed to boating, but despite its muddy rushing, ducks and wading birds have ventured back into it in search of home and food. Their grace and beauty is a welcome addition to the banks of the river. Continue reading →