Sunshower Season

Well how about that peek-a-boo sunshine, showers that can’t make up their mind and mild afternoons. Such is the story in America’s Vancouver as the early days of October tick off and the chill autumn lurks in the very near distance. Oh how I love the autumn. Summer is great but fall has that amazing seasonal change you can hear, feel, see, and smell.

The trees are starting to flash that autumn color and soon the hills, mountains and neighborhoods will all be a blaze in the natural hues of fall. It is just too delicious. In the coming weeks I will no doubt fail to resist taking images of the transition between the warmth of summer and cold of winter.

As quickly as I embrace the cool showery weather as a respite from the heat of a short but toasty summer, soon we all will start sighing at the rainy season. “When will it end”? our queries will linger just a few months from now.

But I would love to be able to share some of our abundant and timely showers with our fellow Americans down in Northern California. A city I once lived in, Santa Rosa, CA is getting hammered by multiple wildfires that have actually breached the urban core and wiped out entire neighborhoods of homes and businesses. This is a one of the worst urban fires our nation has ever seen. Hundreds if not thousands of people have lost their homes, livelihoods, and in a reported ten cases, they have lost their lives. May the good Lord share some of our wet rain to help put these awful fires out.

Our prayers here in the Original Vancouver go out to all those afflicted by these horrible fires. We wish safety and health to all affected. God bless those police and fire responders out there in the thick of things getting people out to safety while risking their own lives to do so.

Yes, the ‘Couv’ Life is good, let’s share the love and send good blessings south be it donations, help, or prayers.


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