October and November provide the Treasure Valley with weather conditions that produce one of these spectacular fall skies about every two weeks.....as the setting sun draws color from the leaves and spreads the heavens with a blazing quilt :-)
A cold wind bites across the water closing the skim ice around the resting waterfowl. The first snows sift through the brittle air, dusting the southern flanks of the Owyhees as winter slips into the high country.
Time has changed, the rains have come and early morning frost visits the yard. Even as we cling to the light, the days shorten towards winter solstice. The trees drop their leaves and rest before spring renews life.
Just watching these athletes gives me a rush. Watching them on the North Fork leaves my heart in my mouth. Wish I had the skill, the strength, the youth....but these light squirt boats weren't even invented when I had all that. Overs anyone?