This weeks assignment was landscapes...of the fall variety. And since Ed allowed for some digging into the archives, this was a walk in the park!
They would almost appear to be waiting for Christmas,
rather than showing off their crimson color in October.
I like this one. It's my backyard.
Of course, not all fall landscapes are beautiful. Sometimes, as is the case with the set below, they can be quite scary. A few years ago the Nooksack River spilled over it's banks and nearly took out a friends sheep farm.
The flood waters have just reached the barn. By the time we finished loading, the trucks could no longer make it and we formed a line to pass bales while the river swirled knee deep around us.
The sheep pasture is completely under water. The county had refused to take any action when the log jam began piling up earlier in the year. This photo was taken just prior to the logs breaking apart.
With the logs out of the way, everyone down river will suffer as the water rises several feet above flood level, wiping out small farms in it's path.
The bank has been cut into yet again. If you look closely, you can see (above the white patch) a house sitting on the bluff. I'll bet the view was prettier when they weren't worried about being swept over the edge...
Our rains have been crazy again this fall, but so far no flooding. Hopefully it will stay that way!