Here in the US, it’s that time of year when the clocks go back and hour and sunset starts coming way too early (It will be just after 5PM here in Oregon). So to make everyone feel a little bit better about Fall and the inevitable slide into Winter, here’s a few images from recent days.
Yes, it really was that pretty on a walk at Champoeg (pronounced “Sham-POO-ee) State Park. Which was pretty much the only thing about the park that didn’t drive me nuts. It set a new personal record for number and variety of leaf blowers (five, including one mounted on a golf card that NASCAR tracks could use in a pinch to dry their tracks). I kind of liked the whole “fall leaves on the ground” look but the park staff seemed to have a personal vendetta against every single leaf after it detached from its tree. But I digress…
The colors this year, at least in Oregon, seemed to lean towards yellows and oranges, so I was happy to spot this red one in the other loop at Champoeg.
Outside Medford, I stayed at Valley of the Rogue State Park, which you might think was named after the Rogue River, and you might be right. I couldn’t hear the river, but I could definitely hear Interstate 5, because it was yards away from the campground. Not the best placement for a state park, but at least the trees were displaying lovely colors.
These leaves were my favorites, overhead as I stopped on my way out of the park heading to the coast. I knew they’d probably be the last color I’d see this year, so I snapped away with my camera and soaked up the colors.
Here’s hoping Fall (northern hemisphere) finds you in good health, and for those in the southern hemisphere, happy Spring!
Every leaf speaks bliss to me
Fluttering from the autumn tree.