Rainfall chart from Eugene Register Guard
We had the second wettest October in 124 years!
November is starting off a bit drier, so let's go take a walk.
The mornings still begin gray and foggy.
The Oregon White Oaks have lost their leaves.
Musty, musky oaks leaves - that's an autumnal smell to me.
The contrast of a Cottonwood and Douglas fir trees.
Cottonwood and blue sky.
Big Leaf Maple.
Big Leaf Maple leaves.
The wild Nootka roses were extremely floriferous this year...
...so we have an amazing crop of rose hips.
The roadside verge is a blaze of red.
I should make jam...or tea!
I like the wild exuberance of them.
Purpley-pinky red to orange red.
And let's not forget the red of the Hawthorn.
There are still lots of berries on the trees.
The Cedar Waxwings will gobble them up.
As I mentioned at the start of this post we have a very rainy October. It was also quite windy. With that combination, we lost a small oak tree down at the edge of the road.
But the good news is that all three of our seasonal creeks are up and running a month earlier than usual.
But by mid-afternoon the weather clears and the setting sun can hit the hilltops before it disappears.
I hope you enjoyed this week's walk.