Sunday, September 26, 2010

Fall Honours . . .




Thanks so much to Fashion over Fifty for honouring me as a Versatile Blogger. Fashion over Fifty is a relatively new blog to me, and I've recently been enjoying having another brave "woman of a certain age" willing to share photos of herself in her daily stylings.
Having already blogged for over three years, I've done several of these memes requiring "7 Things About Me," and seriously, people, if I haven't told you by now, I'm keeping it secret! As well, over the past three years, through various award memes, I've passed along enough of these that I'd only be duplicating myself (never mind my blogroll on the right) in linking again,
especially since this Award asks for 15 links! But I've been having fun checking out the new links Fashion over 50 has set up for us, and you might enjoy them as well. So many great bloggers out there, but sadly, so much marking on my desk here where that whole having-to-earn-my-paycheque-thing beckons. . .

Instead of 7 new things about me, instead of 15 new blogs, please accept these photos from this afternoon's fall sunshine along my island running route . . .

Fall Rings the Changes

The first Fall storm brushed by here Friday and Saturday -- luckily we avoided the torrential rains visited on our neighbours up-island at Port Hardy where 200 mm fell, overwhelming drainage systems, washing out roads, stranding residents dramatically. But there were winds and big waves and enough rain to muddy up the roads.

As compensation, though, we got a full-on rainbow yesterday afternoon, and I grabbed my Nikon to rush out and snap it for you. They're always miraculous, aren't they? I've seen hundreds in my life, a happy consequence of living in a rainy climate, and every single one inspires the same child-like sense of wonder.
This morning, I woke to this freighter (and his buddies) tooting their foghorns -- loudly and often! The world beyond our beach is enveloped in grey, and I suspect Pater's seaplane flight back from Vancouver will be delayed. But above the fog, there's a cloud-speckled blue sky, and apparently we'll have some sunshine later today -- you know the saying: If you don't like the weather, wait a few minutes . . .

Must be Fall, then . . . I'm off for a run in it. Hope you enjoy the rainbow!