Monday, October 27, 2008

I Love Fall

I finally put a camera in my car so I could stop and snap a few pictures as I drove around town. The fall colors are stunning. And I'm not using the word "stunning" lightly. I literally am stunned while driving and have to quickly snap out of it and veer back into my lane to avoid going off the road, or worse.
I'm so lucky to live on the edge of the urban growth boundary, and minutes away from beautiful winding roads and incredible scenery. My little camera does not do justice to the beauty.
And in this picture, you can see that Arbor Custom Homes is having some kind of event that requires balloons. Beyond that, the evergreen hills, dotted with yellow and orange just take my breath away.

I drove down Thompson road to see some stunning orange trees with trunks so dark brown the seemed almost black. (These were the trees that almost sent me off the road on Saturday.) Unfortunately, our wind storm last night blew off most of the leaves and they were too branchy to be pretty any more.


Melissa said...

That is beautiful! We don't really see many changes in the trees here and I miss that. At least we're starting to have cooler weather. This is the first week we've actually been able to wear long pants and long sleeved shirts and today we'll have to dig out jackets, too!

Erika and Ryan said...

Simply gorgeous!

Heather said...

Those are great pictures! We have a tree in our front yard that is also breathtaking! :) Enjoy. :)

Anna said...

*big heavy sigh* I wish I lived in Oregon.

however... it was 71 degrees here today and for almost November, I'd say that is fabulous!

Debbie said...

You made me SO homesick with these photos!!!!