Wandering Gants Weekly – #422020

Hmm…does week number 42 mean it’s the week of Life, the Universe, and Everything? It certainly feels like it is as we wrap up our time here on the Olympic Peninsula and prepare for our journey south.

We’re sad to be leaving the water and cool temps, but we are also already feeling the effects of the gray skies and rain after just three weeks. So, while it was nice to feel that crisp Autumn air for a bit, we’re looking forward to the next few months in Arizona.

Again this season, we’re not going to be moving around much because of the pandemic. We’re going to high-tail it south for five days and be in Arizona until April when we’ll start heading north again.

This week’s pics were mainly about Fall with a couple of nice water locations. The first ones are a wonderful view along the highway south of our RV park. The single pic is of the beach at Hansville, which is one of the locations we’ve been looking at for our home base. It’s really lovely there!

Enjoy!

Brinnon

The Northwest Coastal Fall is definitely here.⁠ ⁠

We’ve had some good, thick fog the past week and the Big Leaf Maples are turning their orangey-brown. (One of the Maple family I’ve never seen with red leaves.)⁠ ⁠

Here in Brinnon, it’s mostly those Big Leaf Maples and evergreens, but we took a drive the other day and did see some red and yellow leaves on the Douglas Maples and Cottonwoods. Sorry, I didn’t get any pics!

It’s so beautiful here on the Olympic Peninsula.

Fall is here! ⁠ ⁠

The Banded Woolly Bear caterpillar has been heralding Autumn for me since I was a kid. ⁠

I clearly remember walking home from the bus stop and stopping to watch them as they made their way across the street to where ever they built their winter home (cocoon.) ⁠ ⁠

It never got old and I still love watching them so many years later.⁠

A late-blooming flower from Cove RV park’s landscaping that I just had to include because it’s so gorgeous.

Love the color!

Hansville

Another area we’ve been looking at for our home base is Hansville (WA).

We drove up there a couple of weeks ago to check it out and found this awesome beach along with lots of nice smaller homes. ⁠⁠ ⁠

What we really liked is all the #BLM, #LoveisLove, #Womensrightsarehumanrights, and #scienceisreal signs on many front yards and businesses. ⁠ ⁠

Hansville is a definite possibility!⁠

Emerald Jewel

And in case you’re interested in plant medicine or social and environmental topics, here are the posts I made on my personal Instagram the past several days. (There are a couple of duplicates.) Just click the pic to be taken to the post.

Thanks for following along with us!

~Julie