Archive for November, 2013
The rain held off for another day so I decided to squeeze in one more round of golf before the rain and snow forecasted for the weekend. A birdie on the first hole was a portent of the super round that followed. I cruised through ten holes at two over par then rolled in a 42-foot putt on number eleven then followed that up with a third birdie on number fourteen. I ended up tying my best score at three over par 75.
What a difference forth-eight hours made. After Monday’s ice-box round at Druid’s Glen this morning’s forty degrees seemed balmy. Our string a gorgeous fall days continued and I shot a very satisfying 83 in spite of recording an eight on the ninth hole.
This morning it was off to Druid’s Glen. It was a bit warmer than last week so I was shocked at the condition of the course. A few greens had a visible coating of ice and many bunkers were as hard as concrete. My partner Ron and I struggled through the round anyway but this will be our last visit to Druid’s until spring. In spite of the crumby conditions, it was still another spectacular day to be out.
At 24 degrees, I think today was the coldest round of golf I’ve ever played. Even with the chill, it was another truly spectacular morning. And I played steady golf hitting thirteen fairways and needing just twenty-three putts en route to an 88 score.
It’s not officially winter yet, of course, but this morning’s freezing temperatures were cold enough for me to consider today the first round of winter golf. And what an exquisite start to the day it was: heavy frost, wispy fog, snow on the mountain, a large heard of elk in their usual place in the meadow opposite Mt. Si Golf Course. On our way to the 10th tee I got this shot of Meodowbrook Slough adjacent to the parking lot.
We’ve had an absolutely stunning fall display in our back yard this year. The perfect spring and summer weather followed by a so far mild November has the trees showing off their best colors. Here’s our little golden smoke tree this afternoon.
I still can’t get over how the stock market has recovered from the 2007-08 crash. Today’s close of 15,747 is 9,240 points up from the Great Recession low of 6,507 on March 9, 2009; just 1,704 days ago.
- Dow Jones Hits New Record High (business.time.com)
It’s been a blustery fall day: occasional showers with gusty winds. A perfect day to cook. After getting a beef/vegetable stew into the crock pot I whipped up a batch of my favorite oatmeal-chocolate chip-coconut cookies. Yum!
Trisha wanted to expand the areas for sun plants around the edge of the grass in the backyard which resulted in lots of sod being removed. I decided to try using it for a grassy pathway around one of the plant islands near our woodpecker snag. A ton of work for sure but I think it will be nice in the spring when the transplanted sod reestablishes and we add more mulch and edging plants. Here’s a before and after….