Monday, October 01, 2012

Autumn in THe Pacific Northwest

Fall has hit with a slap this week.  THe trees are all losing their  Leaves, and the Garden is going nuts trying to push out veggies before the weather turns too nasty.  We have not had any measurable rain in over 2 months, so everything in this state is firecracker dry.  The alders behind the house are crackly dry, and the first real blow we have will push them over.  I HOPE!  They are now 40+ feet tall, and are taking over my back yard and the sun!

I am so tempted to go back there and cut notches in the East side of them all so when the wind DOES hit, (and it will_) they will all fall to the east and open up the forest again.  THere are a few evergreens in the forest, but this has been logged over about 40 years ago, and the weed trees took over.

TOnight and last night we have had a beautiful Harvest Moon, but I cant see it because of the trees.  I have to wait until about now for it to clear the tree tops and by then it is high in the sky and not colorful any more.  With the eastern half of the state on fire, the smoke in the air makes for Gorgeous sunsets and rises and Moon rises too.

It has been relatively warm during the day, but cold into the 40's at night.  Quilt and blanket weather, and fuzzy socks in bed too.  I do love the cooler nights!  I am looking forward to the later Fall weather.  In October and November is when our hurricane force winds hit, and it is so neat to know that you are snug and warm and ready for them to knock out the power and blow down the trees.  I am safe.  no big trees to the West of me where the winds come roaring down the strait of Juan de Fuca and smack right into my house.  My roof is good and strong, and trees out back will fall into the woods, not over the back fence.  I wish Icould afford to buy that 50 acres, and put cows and pigs back there.  That would SURELY piss off the community.  (no livestock allowed in the development)  but the 50 acres back there is not a part of the cove.  But it belongs to a conglomerate, and they wont sell for a reasonable price.  DAMN>

Rosie the female Kitty is doing great.  I found a home for Fred, so I just have the one now, and she is turning this house on its ear.  she rules the roost!  Is a bit intimidated by the resident old fogey, Schroeder, who sits under the bed and growls and hisses at her, but she is learning to just swat back.

Well by bed should be warm by now, hope this works I used a different button to get to my Blog this time.


Rain Trueax said...

Our full moon has been a lot whiter than I expected since we also have smoke in the air. Evidently not enough or it clears up by the time the moon rises. I just want rain so bad as it's incredibly dry and the forests really need it.

Your kitten is adorable

Anji said...

I haven't seen the moon as we've had too much cloud. The leaves are falling here too.

Where did September go?

Mary Lou said...

We have had such a gorgeous Late summer and fall. in fact we have not had any rain for over 3 months. which is rare up here. today it is bright sun and chilly. but we are expecting a full on fall rain later this week.