Finally, a break from the rains! We had over 5" from Thursday through Monday morning, and more still Monday and Tuesday. I think we'll need wellies to explore.
A stunning rosehip.
The rains have been perfect incubators for mushrooms.
The moles appreciate the rain too - digging is SO much easier!
The Big Leaf Maple are starting to turn.
Look at all the rosehips!
I'm thinking they'll be part of my winter / Christmas bouquets.
A glade of Oregon White Oaks. They, along with Douglas fir, are some our state's iconic trees.
The willows are still nice and green.
Most of the blackberries have rotted, but there are some that are still edible to the delight of the birds and deer.
Pretty blackberry leaves.
I don't know what this light colored tree / shrub is, but it certainly is making a lovely contrast in the forest.
There is beauty everywhere, even in the mundane.