Just peeking up from behind the foreground hills is the tip of Mount Baker in the Cascade Mountain Range of Washington state. It's always a treat when we can see this mountain from our house. I'm not sure why. Maybe because it means that it's a clear day. Also, it's the most active volcanic peak in the region, after Mount Saint Helens, so that's pretty exciting.
I was also intrigued to see the top of Burnaby Mountain swathed in clouds. It's really not much more than a big hill, though one that would certainly pass for a mountain back in my adopted east coast province of New Brunswick. Simon Fraser University is located up on top there. I put in a couple of years studying at that school, with my head pretty much in the clouds the whole time.
Head in the clouds, pipe dreams, Xanadu...you see how my mind works. Next thing I'll be linking you to an Olivia Newton John video! But no, I'll spare you because I'm feeling warm-hearted.
And would you like to know why I'm feeling this way?
It's because the Furnace Repair Man showed up, as promised, with the right stuff, and warmed not only the cockles of our hearts but the whole house as well by fixing the furnace's Thermocoupler.
Doesn't that sound romantic?
But actually, it's two wires that are destined to break apart every 7 years or so, and when they do, the whole system shuts down, until they get couple counselling from the Furnace Man and then things can start to heat up again.
You could say I've been feeling pretty much in the pink today.
I hope you are, too!
PS. As I look out the window tonight (Saturday 12:30 a.m.) it's snowing!
(I can hear you easterners snickering!!!)