Fall is here. I know this because the calender says so, from the weather, and by the fact that my son is in the throes of soccer. Autumn has officially begun and the weather is absolutely gorgeous. The nights have been cold and the days are spectacularly ideal. Of course, I have had to build some fires for my wife and our garden is now covered and unhappy, but the scenery and temperature could not be better. That was particularly true today. There were some small lenticulars early in the day and the morphed into larger disks above the mountain. By afternoon they were gone, though some interesting clouds did threaten to become lenticulars. Alas, they did not.
Indicative of the coming of fall, we are now in the thick of soccer season. My son has practice twice a day at the middle school here in Mount Shasta. Honestly, it is hard to imagine a more idyllic, spectacular location for an athletic field. There is a 360 degree view of the mountains around town. The panorama includes the Battle Rock and the high peaks of the Castle Crags Wilderness, Mount Eddy, Black Butte and, of course, Mount Shasta. With so much to observe, it is honestly hard to concentrate on watching the soccer at times. This evening was one of those times. The sunset was beautiful and the kids were having fun, so I pulled out my camera (again) and documented the changing clouds and light.
As the sun set, all was well. It makes me glad to be able to raise kids here! Be sure to head out and enjoy the magnificent weather. Last year the first week of October was excellent and it then rained for a month straight. Best take advantage of the good conditions while it lasts!