Now that I've showed off my residence, I thought I'd show off some of the scenery from the neighborhood... I think I mentioned before that the fireweed were in full bloom as we drove into town that first day, and while they have since wilted in the frost (it is practically winter now) they remain in my mind as part of my first sight of this area.
Yes, the hills really were covered with pink like this the whole way in. ☺
And, of course, my new banner...the view on the way into town (in the early morning light):