Instead I give you a photo journal of Oct. 5. A friend was visiting, and it was a ridiculously gorgeous day, so we rode the ferry to Bainbridge Island and back. The skies were bluest blue, with barely a cloud, and so sunny and warm that I got a bit sunburnt! Shame on me for neglecting sunscreen, even in Oct.
A few blocks from home I saw Cyclamen blooming under an old maple tree, lit by patches of sun.
From the ferry, Mt. Rainier was in unparalleled form! I can't remember when I've seen it this clearly.
On the walk home these tessellated lizards crept along a sidewalk. Time has worn their embossed lizard backs and moss smooths their borders, but onward they crawl.