Warm sunny days continue as we work our way into October...the temerature here on Sunday reached almost 80 (and we're expecting 83 which would be a record high for today). So wishing we could send our weather to those of you on the east coast who have been inundated with rain. Praying you are all well and have been spared of any flooding. It seems that the massive El Nino in the Pacific will give us, here in the Pacific northwest, another mild and dry fall and winter, at least that's what the weather experts are sayig. I cannot imagine what the stream and river levels will look like next summer if we don't get a snow pack again this year. But I'll not complain after seeing this (so glad your house is dry, Tracey).
Enjoying the extended bloom of my cosmos, alyssum, marigolds, morning glory vines, petunias, and fuschia baskets (no pics, I know...) -- such a contrast between the changing colors in the trees and my flowers. Wondering how long until Jack Frost visits; we've been close a few nights, but not quite...
This weekend we:
- Harvested rosemary, onions, tomatoes, and carrots
- Baked a loaf of sourdough bread (!!) with my new starter (in my new red dutch oven -- thanks, M!) as well as two loaves of banana bread and butterscotch buns (so glad my Anna likes to bake)
- Stacked wood from last weekend's wood day
- Washed the car
- Cleaned the garage
- Visited a favorite local walking trail and discovered a new one, too (and stopped for a scoop of ice cream in Hockinson afterward)
- Ate pizza and drank good wine at a local winery
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