This morning we stood in the rain on the sidelines of a West Seattle soccer field, watching Isaac's team, the Rockets, play to a victory. This team has struggled, having been formed from the remnants of other disbanded teams, but are showing a lot of improvement. It was good entertainment, and worth venturing out on a rainy Saturday morning.
We have had a lot of rain lately, in fact we just endured the wettest October in recorded history. But we did have two days of sunshine this week, and that allowed us to get some work done outside after returning home from Whidbey Island.
We got the lawn raked and mowed. Of course now, this afternoon, the leaves are continuing to fall. There will be several more rakings.
I have been working on cleaning out this bed, clipping and weeding and removing unwanted plants. Then I mulch with the raked up leaves.
The path to the Secret Garden has a red carpet.
You can see the raindrops in the camera lens. We were supposed to meet up with my sister and brother-in-law to go to an antique show this afternoon, but Laurie is sick so that outing was cancelled. That gave me time to fill, so I ventured outside in the rain to take a few photos for a blog post. Pac 12 college football in on TV in the background.
We picked up the wire yesterday to mow the lawn and then put it back down, but I see the raccoons found new territory to rip up.
The show is over in the front yard. The leaves are now mulching the shrub bed.
There is a color show in the dining room, besides outside the window. The Christmas cacti, which are in fact the Halloween and Thanksgiving cacti, are blooming in profusion - orange red of course.
Now, what else can I find to do on this rainy afternoon? I'll check my blog list and see what you all are up to.