Friday, October 30, 2015
Well its now October 30 2015. Winter is upon us once again. This summer we had a strong windstorm that blew down a large piece of a huge big leaf maple tree at the edge of our property. Wind was stronger elsewhere, and more trees downed elsewhere. The power was out for about 8 hours here, and several days elsewhere. It happened the last week of August. In 66 years of living here I've never seen any wind like that in August. Now we have another wind storm coming up today and yet another tomorrow. More trees down are likely. Climate change? Methinks yes. The leaves are still green on about half of the trees here. Green peppers are still growing in the garden. We harvested cucumbers last week, along with some tomatoes. Scientists report this has been the hottest year globally ever recorded. We'll see. I hope the grand kids children can deal with what we are leaving them. This summer was one of the hottest and driest on record here in Washington state, where drought was declared back in April. Hmmm. On the positive side, it sure was nice having sunny day after sunny day this summer. Very cheerful, indeed. The garden did very well. Got to stop now. The wind is picking up big time. Will have to leave.