October means low morning light, turning the world orange on sunny mornings. It also means later sunrises, allowing, ahem, later risers to observe the colour-shifted world. Even telephone poles become attractive, a bit.
And a flicker, whose favourite perch is the top of the pole, becomes gilded, which is not to say it is a Gilded Flicker.
That was yesterday. Today presented October's other face.
Pumpkins in the rain.
We are in the midst of quite a strong weather system, with a very deep low off the coast of Vancouver Island creating massive waves. Read about it (and check out the cool satellite image) on Cliff Mass' Weather Blog.