Our valley in the fall
In the fall the Snoqualmie river changes shades from minute to minute: after a heavy overnight rain it's a milky, churning coffee color with entire trees swept along. Two mornings after that it's a peridot green, bringing all of us anglers out in our waders, hoping to get a Thanksgiving steelhead. The garden needs putting to bed with leaves and blankets of mulch, as the rain will be daily till April.
Britton is still busy finishing up his wood pile. In 2010 we switched to wood-heat, which means every day begins and ends around the woodstove. Beauty abounds.