I was hoping to complain some more about the weather, but then I remembered. Today is the sixty-seventh of October! You know what that means! It's time to celebrate . . .
The Cows of October!
It's not been a good year for cow-viewing thus far. Maybe I should say that it hasn't been a good October for cow-viewing. I saw (and photographed) plenty of very nice-looking cows this summer. But then we don't celebrate The Cows of July!, now do we?
So we're just going to have to get by on the dregs of previous years' cows. I hope that's okay.
Boy, the rainy season has hit. NOAA has been predicting a warmer, drier fall and winter, and that could still be the case. I think it's been warmer. But the drier part didn't really happen. At least, not for the past couple of weeks.
I postponed our Happy October! Adventure by six days due to a week of rain that the Weather People scheduled. I was hoping that it would be better the following week. You see, this year's plan was to take a short road trip - just a simple loop around our southern stratovolcanoes: Adams, St. Helens, and Rainier. And rain and clouds just don't make for good stratovolcano viewing.
So, the weather was decent on Sunday for the first leg of our loop - to Trout Lake near Mt. Adams. And while the sky was beautifully clear and oh-so-starry that night when we went to bed, by morning it was raining. And it barely let up all day long.