For those of you who might have found me through QueerJoe’s blog, welcome! I thought about doing a little sprucing up around the place, but the wireless connection in this room is a bit chancy, so I decided not to risk it.
Fall in my corner of the world… it’s a little different than the one’s I’ve been reading about on the blogs lately. Seasons here in the Willamette Valley tend towards the mild side of things. Not too hot, not too cold, snow a rare occurrence.
But it’s still fall, and today I wish I had my camera to share it with you all.
Looking out of the break-room window during lunch, I can see trees putting shades of yellow and red, with blue skies and puffy clouds as a background. It’s been cool in the evenings, but not what I’d call sweater weather during the day.
We’re having a rainy spell just now, with bands of storms sneaking up on us from the Coast Range to the west. Big boiling clouds come rocketing over the mountains, and the next thing you know the rain is coming down in absolute sheets, with drops the size of quarters hitting the ground so hard that they bounce back up and it almost looks foggy. Then the squall moves on, the sun comes out, and the heat starts to evaporate the rain.
And me without my camera.