hydrangea blossoming

hydrangea blossoming
Hydrangea on the Edge of Blooming

Monday, August 22, 2011

Hint of Fall

Yesterday, sunny and very warm, found the raccoons irritated by our outdoor presence.  A mother, who looked pretty juvenile, and her very young baby, strolled about 60 feet straight up a cedar tree in our back yard to take a nap rather than share the yard with us at grass level.  And today, it rained all day.  It wasn't particularly cold, this rain, but it reminded me that the vine maples will be turning red any day now and in less than ten days, it will be September.

I suppose it's good to be reminded, but it does seem way too soon.  The other good news is that the Tyee paving as far as Benson is finished.  And today, there was no sign of workmen contemplating or planning the next section of Tyee, so maybe Whatcom Transportation has decided that enough is enough and that, given how close fall is, they should just call it a month.

A friend comments: "I asked a border guard today if it was time to take down the flashing sign indicating long delays were happening at the border.  He told me that the crew would be back next week to put another layer on the asphalt!!  I thought that somewhere along the way I had heard that the paving job was only happening as far as Benson Rd...."

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