The end of 2015 was not only busy with Holiday stuff. We also had a lot of weather, and both Susan and I ended up doing something about health issues (we are both fine and no biggies at least for now). My biggest news on that front is that I now have hearing aids!!!! And those are making a very nice difference for me as I can now hear conversations around the table and from across the room. There are still a few of my very soft spoken friends that I struggle to hear -- but I can now at least hear them!
November brought us a couple of windstorms and one in particular was huge!
Big power outages and many big trees blown down, debris was everywhere -- on the roads, in people's yards and on playgrounds.
|This tree came precariously close to a house|
|Workmen had a lot of work|
Not to be outdone, we had ice and fog visit us as well.
|Fog on my neighborhood ride|
|Frost on our lawn|
|Fog at the curbside only -- and I stayed clear of it|
Then came December! Still cold, foggy at times, but we had some sun too.
|Silver Lake on a foggy morning ride|
|Silver Lake the next day on a clear morning ride|
|A bike ride stop at the Honey Stand on a sunny day|
|My Friend B-A finds just the right honey|
|We still had icy creeks hanging on|
And then we traveled to Leavenworth for the annual pre-Christmas family gathering.
|The "serious" photo|
|The photo where everyone has to change places from the other photo|
We had a few more Holliday celebrations and gatherings that brought 2015 to a close.