A Quiet Autumn Evening

Having had such a long, hot summer, it sure came as quite a surprise when Autumn decided to hit the city virtually overnight just a few days ago. One afternoon, and that same evening, it was hot and muggy like it had been for weeks, and we were all complaining about the water restrictions that had conspired to make brown the new green, and empty the new accepted pool level. We went to bed grumbling and woke up to the worst wind storm in recent recorded history, with over 100,000 people without power (some would not get it back for 3-4 days) and Stanley Park closed due to the number of  falling trees and tree limbs (at least one woman was critically injured when struck by a falling tree). Throughout the city the situation was the same, with more of our old tree stock falling down than I could count, many of them on people’s homes and vehicles. Power lines were down all over the place, and like I already mentioned, it would take days to get things simply working again. It’s going to take a LOT longer to get things back to normal.

Needless to say, along with the wind, we also got the rain, in large enough quantities now over the past week or two, that we’ve completely made up for the worst drought on record, and even surpassed normal totals in some areas. And that was just in a matter of a couple weeks what usually takes the whole year, because up until then we had gotten virtually nothing (the reason for our first Stage 3 Drought Restrictions ever). And Autumn has decided to stay. At least so far. The temperatures have dropped enough that where just a week or so ago even a t-shirt was too much, I’m back to wearing a t-shirt, a shirt, a hoodie, and my leather when I venture outside in the mornings (it does warm somewhat during the afternoons). So since I didn’t feel like heading out again tonight, I thought I would show you a few shots I took out my kitchen window earlier this evening. I found them to be quite relaxing, and since there’s only 7 of them, maybe you will also. At any rate, take care, and we’ll see you soon.

The North-East Corner of Main and Hastings
The North-East Corner of Main and Hastings
My Evening View Through The Kitchen Window
My Evening View Through The Kitchen Window
The South-East Corner of Main And Hastings
The South-East Corner of Main And Hastings
Fog Bank Drifting in Behind Two Container-Handlers At the Port As Evening Sets
Fog Bank Drifting in Behind Two Container-Handlers At the Port As Evening Sets
A Crane At Rest At the Newest Building Site in My Apartment's Immediate Vicinity
A Crane At Rest At the Newest Building Site in My Apartment’s Immediate Vicinity
Vehicular and Pedestrian Traffic at the Intersection of Main and Hastings
Vehicular and Pedestrian Traffic at the Intersection of Main and Hastings
A Relaxing View Looking East Out My Kitchen Window At 8:00 P.M.
A Relaxing View Looking East Out My Kitchen Window At 8:00 P.M.

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7 thoughts on “A Quiet Autumn Evening

  1. Well, looky who I found in my inbox! I sure wish autumn and rain and cooler temps would blow in here. The temps have dropped a little but still no rain or long lasting cooler weather. But if it’s finally blowing in up there, it’s got to eventually move all the way down here. So thanks for the update.
    It’s good to hear from you again. I enjoyed your post and photos as usual. I hope you are well. Love, N 🙂 ❤

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    1. It’s nice to hear from you also. If like us, you have been waiting for a break in the heat this year, be careful, because when it finally broke, it did so with a vengeance. On the upside, the new cooler temperatures, and the moisture that arrived at the same time, was certainly welcome. And you are hearing that from a certified “heat freak”. Lol.

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