🍁 🍂 Time does march on, doesn't it? The colorful Autumn leaves are flying through the air and the beautiful trees all aflame are getting sparse. The red tree below is our Pin Oak which has gotten massive. The yellow leaves are on our Weeping Birch trees. Beyond that our state tree, the Douglas Fir.
The leaves on the Pin Oak get brilliantly red, then turn a leathery reddish brown as they fall.
I love when the birch leaves turn yellow and for that time before the leaves fall it's so colorful in our yard.
I relish the color as soon there won't be a leaf and the bare branches will suffer through a long, cold winter before spring brings life back.
And this happens. A carpet of red on the ground. :-)
I volunteered at Multnomah Falls with my sister Denise yesterday. It's amazing how many people still visit even when it's cold and windy. There wasn't a lot of water coming over the falls.. but due to a spring up there it never dries up completely. Our Visitors Center where we work is on the bottom left.
I get a kick out of a common question when people come in the door. "How do you get to the waterfall?". I point to the right and say, just walk that way, look up and see the falls and just walk towards them. Some even ask if there is a map they need to find it. Umm.. not really.. it's just up there. The most commonly asked question is "Do you have a restroom?" Yes, it's that way, I point left, at the end of the building. What I don't say is.. "Right under the sign that says "Restroom". :-)
We got to meet a Buddhist Monk in full robes the color of paprika from Thailand! A man from Moldova saw me crocheting and told me a woman in his church knits socks for everyone, he was here visiting his daughter who lives here now and she told me he brought her a pair of the hand-knit socks for her. :-)
This time of year it gets dark early so we close down the center and head out before it's pitch black. There is a clear patch with a view from the on ramp to the I-84 freeway where I like to take a photo sometimes. This was one of them.
Not the most colorful sunset but pretty none-the-less, and it seems like you can see how cold it is.
We have some plans over the weekend which I'll share with you on Monday. Do you have any plans over the weekend? Do share. I'm reading a really good book right now called "The Royal Secret" by Lucinda Riley. I'm near the end and it's been very good. I am also working on my 2nd lap afghan for granddaughter #2. OK.. have a good one!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)