Saturday, October 5, 2019

Fall colors

From Triple Wren Farms
Someone on Facebook posted this picture from Triple Wren Farms in Ferndale, a town a little north of Bellingham. Besides being a perfectly delightful picture of dahlias displaying their beauty, the color resonates with the fall colors emerging all around me.

Last Thursday, since it was projected to be rainy (it was), we didn't venture into the High Country, but the other group did. And it was rainy up there, too, but not enough to spoil any of their fun. The light rain kept them company for most of the day, but they had spectacular views. Owen Bamford, their leader, posted some of his pictures on Flickr. I snagged this one, which shows the incredible beauty of the Hannegan Pass area, where they headed up the valley.
Owen's shot
It is a beautiful area, and although the day wasn't perfect weatherwise, it sure seemed to be magnificent in its views. So both groups had a fine adventure. You just cannot stay home when the weather forecast is less than perfect. Some wag once said, "there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing." Since I've moved to the Pacific Northwest, I've invested in plenty of gear, that's for sure.

Today we ladies (and one man) went for a lovely walk along the waterfront. At first I thought I would be using my sunglasses, but it was not to be. We had some sprinkles but no rain, and the sunlight was filtered through lots of clouds. Now, however, it's partly cloudy, with more sun than clouds. Just right!
:-)

14 comments:

  1. Considering the weather, the photos were very good. It's always good to get out but the rain does spoil the views.

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  2. I adore the arboreal fireworks of Autumn and am so very grateful you shared some of the magnificence. Have a great day.

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  3. Beautiful photo of the flowers!

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  4. The autumn colors are happening fast now. I love it.

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  5. When it comes to mountain hiking it's better to err on the side of caution. You don't want to go out and get trapped.

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  6. Both are lovely photos! The foliage on the hike is especially nice:) COLD and rainy here :(

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  7. Perfect Autumn weather & colors here today. I love this time of year.

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  8. I like that comment regarding the weather and clothing. Here in Hawaii, I wear long Hawaiian dresses all the time. Perfect for our type of weather.

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  9. I think of that saying when I see you all often change apparel as you climb. Lots of truth there.

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  10. Fall colors surround us. My favorite time of year.
    Yes--the right clothes are the secret of any kind of weather. But maybe that's why I dislike the heat and humidity because the only true option left is to be naked and I am not up for that--LOL! ;)

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  11. I know what you mean about the right clothing. It makes all the difference. I just love all the fall colors!

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  12. I enjoy your tales about your hiking. Today this quote from John Muir showed up on my facebook page. Who knows if it's accurate or not. But I thought it was a neat little story and what he (maybe) thought of the word hike. "Hiking - "I don't like either the word or the thing. People ought to saunter in the mountains - not hike! Do you know the origin of that word 'saunter?' It's a beautiful word. Away back in the Middle Ages people used to go on pilgrimages to the Holy Land, and when people in the villages through which they passed asked where they were going, they would reply, 'A la sainte terre,' 'To the Holy Land.' And so they became known as sainte-terre-ers or saunterers. Now these mountains are our Holy Land, and we ought to saunter through them reverently, not 'hike' through them."
    - John Muir

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  13. Dear DJan, I so agree with the "no bad weather, just bad clothing." I learned that in the Minnesota winters. That's when I began to wear turtlenecks and down-filled vests! Peace.

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