Waking up to the drumbeat of heavy drops of rain on our deck this morning made me pine for Saturday’s sublime spectacle.
Mount Rainier was on her absolute best behavior — lenticular clouds drawn to her magnetic beauty. A peaceful sunrise over Drayton’s Passage heralded our gorgeous day. The ducks were loud and boisterous on the pond.
I could not have asked for a better Saturday.
I apparently am not alone in joyous reverie this cold and wet winter morning.
Your Peninsula High School Seahawks (10-1) are on their way to the State Class 3A playoffs after handing Seattle’s Lakeside High School a 47-6 drubbing at Roy Anderson Field in Purdy last night.
Next hurdle: hosting Oak Harbor Nov. 15 to kickoff the state playoffs.
Yesterday’s rout came easy for the Seahawks, scoring on their first four drives. Their hard-charging rusher Major Ali ran for three touchdowns for the evening. A fumble by Lakeside on their opening series led to Ali’s first TD.
This game was settled early, according to The News Tribune’s Todd Milles. The Seahawks’ opened the game with an 80-yard drive, capped by a sweep run by big-play receiver Matt Shirley.
It was 41-0 at the intermission.
It is quiet in my neck of the woods with my lovely bride saddling up to visit her folks in Granbury, Texas.
Granbury is a lovely little hamlet with a population of 8,356, according to citydata.com. It is the county seat of Hood County and sits along the Brazos River, less than an hour southwest of Fort Worth.
The city is named after a confederate general Hiram B. Granbury, who led the 7th Texas and was killed in action at the Battle of Franklin (Tenn.) in 1864.
My lovely bride’s people live on a 100-acre ranch just off Lake Granbury. Their house sits on a 2-acre clearing with a commanding view of the grazing cattle and cedar trees (the Texas kind).
She reports “It’s bright and sunny here. High may be 75.”
Good morning Longbranch.