Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Front yard precursor

everything in our world, even a drop of dew -
is a microcosm of the universe.
                                           Ralph Waldo Emerson

A bejeweled maple leaf - as if deliberately posed on the front lawn - is an early evening standout and a saturated precursor to a week of much wetter conditions.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Barely beating the rain

What's not to love about fall in the Pacific Northwest? The daily highs and lows are so moderate they're boring, but the color schemes can be breathtaking if you know where to sample the palettes.

Today Casey and I took it all in during an outing, sampling a range of crimsons and burnt oranges, soon to be crushed underfoot or soaked beyond recognition before going through autumn's recycling program.

Wish I would have taken more video but I was too absorbed in the surroundings, and then rain cut our hike short. But here's a sampling.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Democracy Now was a sleeper.

Monday's Democracy Now just didn't hold the kid's attention this morning.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Downrange in a few Bordie seconds

What more could the grandkids ask for, a sunny fall day and weather conditions ideal for lift offs, launching toy rockets a few hundred feet skyward over Civic Field. And after the first successful launch you'll notice that one of our family spectators has moved completely downrange, more than a hundred yards, to his mobile observation site before the chute deployed.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Suspended animation

It won't be long before the grandkids come over so Casey's just recharging, just a little, before he loses this quiet little piece of the day.