Our place is a pretty mess these days. Eventually there will be a lot of cleaning up to do. But for now the rain is still falling and the wind is still blowing, though not as hard, and the leaves and needles are still falling.
Our weather this Tuesday is a stark contrast to last Tuesday, when we spent that lovely day in Kubota Garden.
We did have some decent weather for a few days, and we got all of the tulip and daffodil bulbs planted in the beds we had hurried to get cleaned out before.
I took some "clean photos" of parts of the garden then.
The Japanese Maple, Korean Dogwood, and native Vine Maple in the back yard were beginning to color up.
Cedar needles were creating a carpet on the garden path.
His little grove will be next.
Beauty Berry leaves will highlight the purple berries until they drop.
Fir needles had been falling for a while.
By the time the storm hit this weekend, the Fern Leaf Full Moon Maple in the front yard was coming into it's prime, with shades of red and orange and gold layering over green.
By then there was a glow right outside the bedroom window to greet us every morning, even as the sun had disappeared.
The tree reflects in the mirror on the wall.
It was called a Bomb Cyclone, that storm that formed in the south Pacific. When it reached our west coast, California got the brunt of it. Out on our Washington coast we have yet to see what kind of erosion was done. Here in Puget Sound country, wind gusts were varied. While we have branches down and the lights flickered, we have no downed trees and no power outage, but other neighborhoods are not so lucky.
What we do have is lots of cleaning up to do. It's a mess, but a pretty mess.
Charlie/Mewdini keeps checking in.
These photos were taken from the bedroom window this morning.
The color on the Fern Leaf Full Moon Maple has deepened.
Leaves drop even as others color up.
In the back yard, more color, and it will be a while before the lawn gets cleaned up.
Mushrooms pop up.
The power was interrupted just now enough that I had to wait for the internet to be restored. Time to sign off before that happens again.