The nieghbourhood cat, whom we call Chow Ciao, but whose new owners have named something like Kira, has been visiting every morning. This was early Thanksgiving morning. Being a cat, she isn’t particularly thankful for any of the treats she’s had in the last week: bacon, salmon skin, lamb fat, pork leftovers, and chicken. Hey, that’s how it is. She is Cat. She deserves treats from all her minions. Plus, it was cold.

This morning dawned even colder–but, miraculously for this time of year in Seattle, dry and bright. Here’s a picture of the sun-threaded ravine. The torture tree is finally beginning to lose its leaves. When they’re gone, it’s officially Winter.