Tuesday, October 30, 2012

October, The Transitional Month



“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!


Earl said...

Wow...clearly living up to it's reputation as the WET NorthWest. That Pacific Ocean looks a might rough out there. Stay warm and dry, Steve!

Steve Skinner said...

You know Earl that compared to what NJ and NY just experienced, we have nothing to complain about!

Paul said...

That's some kind of weather, Steve. Should make for some moody photos, assuming that you can keep your camera dry. :)

Steve Skinner said...

Paul, the sky was a silver-blue when viewed against the pounding surf.

monstev said...

But oh the opportunities you will have.

Steve Skinner said...

You are so right Monte, my list is long!

Deanna said...

I love seeing waves like that... from a distance, of course. If your wife is like me, she has a honey-do list a mile long to keep you from getting bored during the long winter to come!