Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Fall

It has been an interesting autumn so far, in particular since it has lasted so long.

Autumn in the Puget Sound area is a time for evening rains and morning fogs. We've had both of these so far (Panther Lake and the length of Benson Hill have been wrapped in what might best be called low clouds, but regardless they have presented a cotton-wrapped commute each morning). But we also usually have a good cold snap that brings down the leaves in one fell swoop with very little chance for fall color.

Not this year - it has been a mild cooling, resulting is a golden canopy as the deciduous trees turn. The wide blanket of pines keep their deep green as a backdrop, and we have the accent of crimson flame from maples along the way.

All in all, it has been positively pretty.

More later,