21 September 2014

A Sunny Sunday Morning (Picture Included)

Good morning! (or afternoon, to Eastern timezone readers). It was 44 degrees when we got up this morning. We had to close down the windows a bit, and I put on a long-sleeved shirt for a change. Accu-Hunch WeatherGuess says we'll only reach 52 today, and the sun has been up for about 90 minutes, so we'll probably get there.

I also notice that the leaves are increasingly yellow over the last couple of days, and a lot are on the ground already. It appears we're in for an early fall.

We also took note of the early departure of the snow geese from the Anchorage area. They've been gone for a month, and their absence usually precedes the first snow by six weeks, give or take. That would make said snow due around the end of September. That's early, even for us.

We've had our breakfast, and plenty of coffee. My wife will be roasting some turkey today, and pureeing the various squash she baked yesterday. Most of that will go in the freezer, for now.  I'll go see what I can do to help. That may involve staying out of her way, but I won't know 'til I ask.

And just for shucks & giggles, here are a couple of photos:

The view out back, this morning.

The view from the Crow's Nest restaurant, atop the Hotel Captain Cook in downtown Anchorage, looking southwest. The mountain peaks just to the right of the flags is Mt. Spurr, an active volcano about 75 miles west of here. It's some 10,300 feet high; the crater is on the south side of the highest peak, somewhat below the summit. It last erupted in '92. (photo taken by Younger Daughter, last night)

Have a GREAT Sunday. Thanks for stopping by.


Old NFO said...

Nice pics, so when the snow falls, that means you'll roll the sleeves down and button one more button, right? :-)

Rev. Paul said...

Well, if it gets windy, I'll wear a fleece vest. Heh ...

Cathy said...

Please. I don't want to hear that 4-letter word beginning with 's' . . . ending with 'w'.
Seems they're several hundred thousand bliss-ninnies in NYC protesting climate change. Idiots.

Rev. Paul said...

Cathy, I LOVE that description of the reality-deniers!