“Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause
between the opposing miseries of summer and winter.”
Carol Bishop Hipps
“October,” In a Southern Garden, 1995
October is the transitional month for the weather on the north coast of Oregon. The month began with sunny skies and day time temperatures in the low sixties. Then on the 12th, the first of the fall rain storms arrived; as of today my weather station has recorded nearly six inches of precipitation and the month still has a day to go.
I took the above image at the South Jetty which overlooks the Pacific ocean during a brief respite between storms last week. Oh I fear that it’s going to be a long winter!