A serious el niño is causing record rainfall, serious flooding, and landslides in the Pacific Northwest. Yesterday a series of thunderclaps shook my home — ten minutes later a tornado struck a suburban neighborhood about 15 miles northeast (as the crow flies). Though there were no injuries, there was much structural damage.
I had hoped to get some photos of leaves blowing in the wind this fall, but now all the leaves are off the trees. Instead, I offer one of my drawings in homage to the end of autumn.