11 Oct 14. Back home safely late Wed evening but to a badly damaged computer. Somehow winderz decided to destroy my user profile so I was faced with reconstructing all of it. As none of the web prescribed methods worked, nor did my commercial back up software, nor any of the set-points that were supposed to be automatically created and weren't, I had to figure out a manual method of re-creating all that info. That took all day today as well as Thursday; yesterday we went on a photo shoot. So this is the catch up for the week. This tome is primarily directed at all of those in the PNW and is a strong recommendation for those out in these parts of the woods to take a one day trip to Leavenworth via Highway 2 E which will take you over Stevens Pass and down through the Tumwater Canyon. Although the canyon was part of the summer fires, 95%+ of it survived quite well, although it will shock you to see how close it came to burning the town of Leavenworth. Each year we visit the area in the fall for color and in hopes of seeing the salmon spawn. Yesterday's visit provided both with the colors as brilliant or more so than I can ever remember. It was simply spectacular, and the fish spawning just the icing on the bear claw (much tastier than cake). If you can find the time to make the trip, I highly recommend it to you. The colors were simply right in your face, and as lovely as they were in the late morning - early afternoon light, they were far more so in the late afternoon (1600 - 1700) light! So much for the break in the Yellowstone saga, we'll return to it for Monday's submission. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 320; 1/250 sec @ f / 5.6.