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Our second site had the best sunrises and sunsets. That incredible October light. All these images were made from our lovely lakeside campsite. My girls look good in the evening light.

Today was the last day of the Methow Valley Farmers’ Market in Twisp. It’s always a bittersweet time even though I like the changing seasons and fall is so lovely. We welcome the rains and changing colors and the opportunity to enjoy a campfire after the long, difficult summer.

Vendors had lots of wonderful local handmade items – some decorative and some useful too; and produce to fill a root cellar or pantry. I took home a bag of yellow potatoes (my potato plants died from the fire’s radiant heat), a nice big bag of beets, some pears and some winter squash. Good food to go with the meat and fish that Ken is bringing home. All of us, including the dogs, will eat well again this winter.


I walked my dogs with two friends and their dog, Bailey this morning at Big Valley. It was a rainy, kind of gray morning but not too cold. The dogs didn’t seem to mind and the rest of us were dressed appropriately for the weather. Bailey is a small dog and her thick coat sheds water. She never really got wet. Sky has taken over as star of the show and she is in just about all of the photos. Luna seems to steer away from the camera and lets Sky have her fifteen minutes of fame. We saw a pair of American Dippers in the river. Belted Kingfishers chattered back and forth and we saw a Bald Eagle fly overhead.

The mostly gray weather has not kept us inside at all. We try to get at least one walk everyday. The dogs (and I) would go stir crazy if we didn’t get out regularly.


As Luna and I travelled from Deer Park (north of Spokane) to home, we made some stops along the way. I always figure there is no point in travelling straight through in the most direct manner if you have some time to spare. After two days of agility trials, Luna was ready for some ground-sniffing walks without leashes. We both enjoyed the fresh air of autumn in the woods.


Happy Dog


Beautiful Ponderosa Pine trees


Love those undulating hills


These mushrooms almost looked good enough to eat but I’m not one to experiment


Golden Western Larch needles carpet the trail


This is a nice boardwalk over a wetland that is probably teeming with birds in the spring and summer. We only heard a few chickadees and siskens.


And a cool bird blind but no birds were in sight


I wonder how long ago this tree was cut down


Near the summit of Sherman Pass, it was quite cold and silent.


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