Fall has arrived in PDX

Fall has definitely arrived. The mornings for the past week or so have been cool with temps in the high 40s or low 50s. The days though have been beautiful with temps in the mid to high 80s.It has been a bit breezy which has caused the fire danger to rise significantly.
A friend of mine and her husband moved from Portland to Kauai in 1995. During one visit with them Karen told me how much she missed the seasons changing. That fall I found three very colorful redish maple leaves and glued them to gold foil paper and framed it. I sent it to Karen as a Christmas gift. She loved it. Then they moved back to the mainland for a few years and have since moved to Roatan. Last fall I sent Karen a photo of the autumn leaves and her response was: “Thanks for the picture. One of my most treasured things is the leaves in the frame that you gave Jack and me in Kauai. I look at it every day, as it is prominently displayed in my living room.”

My fuchsia is slowly thinning out and not producing many new blooms.

The leaves on the trees are turning yellow and brown and dropping like crazy.

4 Responses

  1. I like the new look! We’ve had some cool days here, too.

  2. Thanks Jamqueen. I was never happy with my original template which is the brown one that Wayne uses. Then I changed it to the black format and everything always seemed a bit glaring. So this weekend I spent some time adjusting the background color after I found that stock Portland photo on Google Images. I wanted everything to be in the same color tones with just a bit of contrast. I think I found what I will stay with but may still tweak it just a little.

  3. Our leaves here in Minnesota are just starting to change. Really noticed it this past weekend. I will have to get out and take some photos before they fall off the trees.

  4. Brenda, The other thing I have noticed in the last week is how early the sun is setting and how late it rises. I have drove to the office the last two days in the pitch dark. Of course I did leave my house shortly after 6:00 AM. Also as I drove home leaving the office at 6:00 PM the sun is close to setting. I hate the time of year when I drive to and from work in the dark.

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