This Hurricane Michael has set some major historical precedents in terms of sustained strength on land, timing, and other meteorological conditions due to human-caused oceanic and atmospheric warming. Coming so soon on top of Hurricane Florence, the devastation is even more catastrophic.
Closer to home, the rain that began last night and continues to fall was great for trees and plants, but too much even for our water-loving kitty friend, who opted for her first sleepover with us. Every time I show her the door now, she takes one look at the deluge, and stays put. Smart cat. She prefers her water in climate-controlled convenience.
Yesterday evening was also enhanced by my son’s presence, after he got done working and resting at his Knoxville location (our office). I’m so glad he feels at home here, and hope it becomes a habit. Maybe the cookie (and booze) rewards are working!
Casting about for photo subjects of interest this time of year can be challenging, especially living in what amounts to a stark open field.
Still, if you look a little closer, there are subtle colors and enchanting textures to be found everywhere. It just remains to capture them with what barely counts as a camera, and add a little editing here and there.
I call it–wait for it–trick or tweak! (Apologies to you pun-haters…you know who you are.)
I guess if there’s a moral or point to this, it’s this: scrape away the human layer of complicated crap, and what you always have left is beautiful, reliable, complex yet simple… nature. It’s therapeutic, when the world is going mad around you.
It feels like a humid 90° in October. Most of the trees are still green, and flowers are going strong. The forecast says mid-week temps will suddenly drop like a roller coaster to 60s/40s, with no gradual transition. So this is Fall in Tennessee. Huh. On the plus side, winter here is almost balmy compared to the north, so there is that.
Here are yet more flowers, cat selfies, some yummy cookies by E, and the only fall leaves to be found in our yard, and they started turning in summer.
I’m purposely not commenting on the travesty that is our current repug government, it’s just too distressing. It’s easy to just get resigned and hopeless, but make sure you vote these fools out, is all I can say.