The Cascade Mountains of Washington ~3,000 ft., fall has arrived. September 6, 2019. Talapus Lake Trail.
Item #1: Lines. What Lines?
Washington State license plates get 2 stick on tabs. On the left is one indicating the month the license has to be renewed. On the right is one that changes color and year# – each year. The change this year was from green to black.
The photo shows such a sticker (very poorly) converted from the 2018 green to the 2019 black. This would not have fooled a 3rd grader.
It did not get by a Snohomish County trooper, either.
The driver was fined $228 for an expired tab violation. Maybe later they will think of something else to charge him with.
Item #2: Guilty
This English lady (?) has a problem with a neighbor. There has been a long running dispute so she placed a large potted plant in front of a fellow’s kitchen window. He can’t open it nor see through it. She also put up CCTV cameras directed toward his windows.
de Jong versus Johnston
She claims to be a victim but the judged sided with the neighbor.
We don’t feel “urban” enough to live in such close proximity to our neighbors.
Item #3: He missed the door It appears he missed the yellow hydrant.
They think the man had been without coffee too long. The Common Ground Coffee shop paid the price.
Item #4: Fall color
Few things still bloom here in September. This yellow bloomer is a Rabbitbrush (Gray; Asteraceae Ericameria nauseosa – I think)
Left: probably Coronis Fritillaries; Right: a small bumblebee (?)
Item #5: Fall color 2
And that, for this week, is the not so nasty news.