Monday, October 08, 2012
After a day of feasting, laughter and time with family, the house is returned pretty much to normal. The guest room is ready for the next visitors, Little Miss A spent the morning with us and then went to her other grandparents for the week.
Once things were sorted out around here, Tim and I decided to take advantage of the beautiful day and drove down to Tod Inlet park.
We've had no rain for almost 3 months and the woods are dry as can be. All the summer warmth that has soaked into the earth rises now and fills the air with dancing motes of dust.
Along the inlet water shimmers, framed by golden trees.
The cement piles from long ago docks stand as perches for gulls and other birds.
Although everyone is enjoying this unseasonably long stretch of dry and sunny weather, we really do need rain. Levels in the rivers are so low that unless generous rain falls soon the salmon will be unable to return upstream to spawn. They wait downstream, easy prey for eagles, seals, and other predators.
Is the weather unusually wet, dry, warm or cool where you live?