Monday, October 01, 2007
Came the Rains ...
Usually, the winter storm pattern kicks in at the end of October in Portland. Starts raining -- mostly drizzle, but now and again, actual measurable precipitation -- around Hallowe'en, and keeps doing so until about July.
Started a bit early this year. There are a few sun breaks today, but most of the weekend was pretty gray. Chilly, too. Ten a.m. and still just a hair over fifty degrees (F.) out there.
Usually means I get more work done, because going out is less than exciting. Dogs don't like being cooped up, and so I gotta get damp -- because they don't care if it is raining, they just want to work their stubby little legs, and no less so than they would on a cloudless day.
We don't need to go all the way to the power lines today, do we pups? It's cold and wet.
What? Shorten our walk? Are you insane?
Ah, well. I knew the climate made rust and mold when I moved here.
I've sent out thank-you emails to all my students from the seminar, cleared the decks, and now it's time to -- sigh -- Get Back to the Novel ...