Good morning everyone! Wow, talk about a change in the weather. Yesterday morning it was 75F (24C) at this time, today it’s 54F (12C), very windy and wet. There were thunderstorms that moved in yesterday which gave us 1 and 5/8 inches (40mm) of rain. However, we did miss the worst storms that went south and east of us, plus one major storm that went just north of us which also produced a tornado. We don’t often get tornadoes, but it does happen now and then.
And there is more rain coming Sunday night and Monday. And cooler temperatures. Apparently we are already at today’s high temp, and that’s rather cool for this time of year. And it’s supposed to stay cool for the next week, though a bit warmer than today thankfully. Yesterday it was summer, today it’s fall. Amazing how many yellow leaves were knocked off the trees with that rain. So it looks like fall and it feels like fall. Plus the blue jays are out here squawking this morning, and that’s a real sound of fall. Oh well, summer can only last so long, then it has to go for another year. Another year.
It has been almost 2 years since my “accident” back on that path to the river. Since then I have never made it back to my favorite spot. Last year I was too nervous to try it again, climbing those 2 steep hills, though this year I did climb the one hill to get up to one spot I truly like as well. I went up there several times this year, even 3 times last winter. It’s a steep hill to climb, but it’s so nice up there. Then the path enters a dark area where the trees shelter the path, keeping it always in the shadows.
The path is very narrow through there, then it opens up nice and bright again. Then comes the second steep hill, probably worse than the other hill. Then it comes downhill to the river, opening up to a nice rocky area with lots of places to sit and enjoy the beautiful views. The white pelicans like this area, as do the many ducks with their families. I need to get back there again. It’s definitely worth the trip. No gulls this morning and I have only seen 4 chipmunks. Anyone for more coffee? There’s still lots left. Have a wonderful Saturday everyone and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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