Good Morning Ted and Jody:Y
Yesterday morning, we had a break in the rain that allowed for some dawn shots. I got to the boat launch to find it surrounded by fog. There were a couple of trees down from the wind event a few days before (when we hit the national news for severe weather). A tall tree fell between the two out houses at the boat launch site; it did nick the corner of one of the roofs. I attempted to show the down tree with headlights, but found it did not really show well, so I went back later when it was fully daylight and took the shot in daylight. Despite the downed tree blocking part of the maneuvering area for boat trailers, three vehicles with boat trailers had managed to launch before I got there. In the early morning, the longer I stayed, the denser the fog got. So, I packed up and drove to the other side of the lake.
As you can see from the panorama on the northeast side of the lake there was fog but, one could see the dawn as the fog sort of petered out at that end. I found the northeast corner of Silver Lake just off WA504 to yield some interesting scenes. The building at the end of the boat dock floated “surreally;” and, the protected area next to the extreme northeast corner of the lake showed traces of frost. I was still able to get some color a few hundred yards east of the Lake across a cow pasture. There was even sunrise color I was able to shoot from the head of my drive when I went back home.
My used US coil buyer let four lots close without a bid yesterday and has not bid on three more to close in the next few days. Perhaps the “attached coils niche market” is coming to an end.
I was impressed by how accurately Donald Trump managed to imitate Alec Baldwin’s Saturday Night Live imitating him last night. I thought Trump would have done a much better job of imitating Baldwin imitating him had Trump not been tethered to a podium where his microphone was fixed. However, despite that Oscar level performance, Trump’s refusal to state that he will accept the outcome of the election, once again sucked the air out of any reasonable chance for him to make policy points and expand his base. That refusal will dominate the news until he comes up with something more outrageous. How that can be, I cannot imagine; only his mind could and will come up with something more out of touch with American values and tradition).
There is an Oregon race in which the Democrat is running television ads linking the Republican candidate to Trump. The ad shows similarities to Trump positions. The ad shows a woman listening and turning off ads by the Republican making outlandish statements (which are in the Republican’s own ads). At the end, the ad says. “If we elect him, we will never be able to turn him off.” That could be our national fate as well.
Warmest regards, Ed