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Thursday 5:30 am…I just stepped outside to survey the day so far. A vast contrast to yesterday morn when I drove through dense fog for the first thirty miles of my drive to Walla Walla…Then,  at the Wallula gap a breeze had stirred and the fog gave way to a serene vista of the mighty Columbia River and the gorge she had carved long before men trekked over the bend on her way to the warm Pacific…
But days and life are sometimes cloaked in fog and haze…when one knows the destination sought, but each step reveals little but the need for another, in wait of that clearing breeze, that ray of dawn’s sun…And in looking back it is a wonder how the journey was made, so we look upon the success of the drive, and feel grateful for the strength to have stayed the unclear course…Her’s to a clear day and safe passage to the hours that follow dusk…huddle together against the morning chill, and bask in the brief afternoon spell of warming sun. Matthew…

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fall colorsFall and October are being ushered into the Northwest on blustery wings and benign clouds here in the desert. All at once the things of summer here gave way and were added to memories of all that was before…While I rolled up my watering hoses and put sprinkler heads away yesterday, I came to realize this is the advent of my fifty fourth autumn…I was born in the time of frost and dwindling daylight in the midst of October then…
I am still able to wander out into the day in short sleeves, but she is coming once again…the chilly mistress who decorates the trees in shades of orange, brown, red and gold. She is coming, accompanied by shorter days and lengthened nights…she is coming to remind me, that time is passing, and there will soon be a change of the calendar…and a fresh new year to embrace…she is coming once again. Autumn, in all her glory…Take care with you…Matthew

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