Yesterday was one of those rare weekdays when I didn't have any commitments. So, I asked my dear husband if he would like to accompany me on an Autumn drive to enjoy some of the trees that I'd seen turning lovely colors. So, off we went to see what we could find. There is a long line of trees near Mt. Hood Community College that is always stunning.. this is them. I believe they are Sweet Gum trees.
I spied this Maple in a parking lot. It's kind of bronze.
More beautiful color on Stark Street.
We got the car washed, filled the gas tank, went out for Chinese lunch and bought a bag of dog food.... this is that line of Sweet Gum on our way home. What's neat about these trees is they turn ALL the colors.. not just one. Green, yellow, orange, red and even purple leaves. Amazing.
I turned the corner and we pulled off the road and Dayle snapped some shots for me of the sun illuminating the leaves.
Oh so pretty..
Each tree a different shade of fall.
Our Vine Maples in our woods are not at their peak color as yet.
I just got some fresh air and walked down to our pasture as I'd spotted some color on our pear trees.. and yes, it's turning colors!
There are 3 pear trees left in our pasture, I believe that there was an orchard of them at one time here in the days of yore.
I popped into Pier One Imports yesterday hoping to find some fall colored candles and I found just the right thing! I look forward to lighting candles in the evening during the darkening Autumn days. I got in a bit of trouble with Kristi.. she said I have enough candles! But not in these colors! LOL!
I will be working on my Treasurer's report for the Portland Women's Forum today. The meeting is tomorrow. I'm avoiding the gym today as it's an open house where everyone can bring their friends and family and I was worried that the pool would be a zoo. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. :-) I hope you're having a wonderful week! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)