I have’t had very many pictures lately because it’s been raining most of the week. Our string of excellent weather finally came to an end. The good news is that even with a week of rain, the creek never rose above the halfway point, and as soon as it stops raining it goes back down quickly. Today we got a little break in the weather so after I finished exploring the underside of our house (had to run a new phone line) Lori and I went and explored Russ Park. This is the park that occupies the hills just south of our house. In today’s picture our house is just outside the picture, on the right. You can see the Gingerbread Mansion on the left. (the big orange house) The hike throught the park was very enjoyable, with great views of the Ferndale and the valleys on the other side of the ridge. We seemed to have the park all to ourselves today.