Rainy Day

Today has been a rainy day here in Vancouver.  As a result I’ve enjoyed several inside activities including watching some college football (Go Cougs!).   Now, I live in the Northwest so I’m not afraid of the rain.  It just felt good to take care of some chores and not worry about having to be outside.

Since we are moving into the rainy season, and all predictions are it will be a wet one, last Sunday’s photo of of a grain train  crossing from the Hill to Grain Lead seemed an appropriate post for today.  Dark cars on a dark day with dark clouds.  That stands to be our Western Washington weather trend for the next 3 months or so.  No problem for me as rough weather can be interesting and will give me something different to photograph.

I’d rather end this post on a more sunny note so here’s a photo of the 844 when it was in Portland in mid-September.   This was of course on a nice warm evening with fabulous light bathing the side of the engine.  Ahh, I can still feel the warmth.  Sure, I long for the warm, dry days of summer but I know that without the rain and winter weather we get here in the Northwest that this place wouldn’t be a beautiful as it is.

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