Hot summer here, and now, suddenly, fall and winter are at the nation’s doorstep. I read in the Flathead Beacon that Going to the Sun Road is closed due to snow at Logan pass. Mountain peaks are starting to turn white. I hope your wood pile is in good shape for the winter.
I’m on Galveston Bay in Texas, and today the first osprey wheeled in. I always am excited to see them — they’re a sign that, even while we continue to sweat and long for autumn, it’s on the way. I heard it calling about 3 pm, and it took an hour to locate it, but I finally did. It’s such fun to watch the migrations — and amazing.
We are having a brief cold front moving through but the forecast is for temps near 80 again by the weekend. The peaks east of here had a little snow during the night and tonight there is the possibility of a hard freeze in the valley. None of this is all that unusual for September here though.
Speaking of wood, is the fellow whose photo you posted a couple of years ago or so still at work? He was the one who brought the logs to you for splitting. The photo is beautiful. Even when green still predominates, the addition of the russet and reds is welcome. And I must say — it’s good to see you’ve been out and about a bit!
I’ve lost track of that old fellow and I suspect he has finally quit driving. Haven’t seen his truck on the road for a long time now.
There are glimmers of Fall already but I suspect there will be a long Indian Summer before Fall and Winter really start.
This is a very good trail but not one of my favorites except at the upper part near the peak. The fire situation still has a lot of areas where I usually hike closed off, but it won’t be long before the weather takes away the threat of fire.
We’ve got little sparks of fall here and there but nothing serious just yet. They say our foliage will be colorful but brief due to the ongoing drought. I hope you have a long, colorful season. Can’t wait to see the larches!