Peninsula Seahawks off to State; Rainier at her best, My Lovely Bride in Texas

Lenticular clouds over Mount Rainier seen from the Longbranch Marina Saturday.
Lenticular clouds over Mount Rainier seen from the Longbranch Marina Saturday.
The goofy golden doodle enjoyed Saturday's sun but misses her mommy.
The goofy golden doodle enjoyed Saturday’s sun but misses her mommy.

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.

Shutterbugs were out in force yesterday for Mount Rainier's spectacular spectacle. This photo was shared by neighbor Richard Hildahl.
Shutterbugs were out in force yesterday for Mount Rainier’s spectacular spectacle. This magnificent image was shared by neighbor Richard Hildahl.
Peninsula's Major Ali ran for three touchdowns against Seattle's Lakeside. This is Ali running in a touchdown in the Seahawks' only defeat against crosstown rivals Gig Harbor in this year's Fish Bowl.
Peninsula’s Major Ali ran for three touchdowns against Seattle’s Lakeside. This is Ali running in a touchdown in the Seahawks’ only defeat against crosstown rivals Gig Harbor in this year’s Fish Bowl.

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.

Go Hawks!

Peninsula's Robert Kvinsland told The News Tribune's Todd Milles that the Seahawks are "hoping for a long (playoff) journey this year."
Peninsula’s Robert Kvinsland told The News Tribune’s Todd Milles that the Seahawks are “hoping for a long (playoff) journey this year.”
A statue of General Hiram B. Granbury, the city's namesake, stands at the County Courthouse.
A statue of General Hiram B. Granbury, the city’s namesake, stands at the County Courthouse.

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.”

Fantastic.

Good morning Longbranch.

My lovely bride's folks live on a 100-acre ranch in Granbury, Texas, less than hour from Forth Worth.
My lovely bride’s folks live on a 100-acre ranch in Granbury, Texas, less than hour from Forth Worth.
The City of Granbury has a population of 8,356 and sits along the Brazos River.
The City of Granbury has a population of 8,356 and sits along the Brazos River.
Granbury is the county seat for Hood County.
Granbury is the county seat for Hood County. The courthouse, built in 1890, is the town’s centerpiece and made of Brazos limestone and has a lighted clock tower.

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