Change of Seasons

Evidence for the change of seasons is everywhere. One cannot escape it — and why would I want to? All those luscious yellows, browns and oranges with lingering tinges of green, oh my! Those colors are just one reason why Fall is my favorite season.

There happens to be a nice row of ginkgo trees in front of my building. Today I took the time to capture a few shots of the leaves. Here, just a few (click on image to enlarge)

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and then some clusters on a grid of moss

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and finally big piles of them


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and close up.

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My favorite leaf during my favorite season. What are your favorites?

More Smiles

Appreciating the view from our balcony has become a favorite way to relax. A couple days ago a sky writer suddenly appeared and began creating his magic. Who doesn’t need more? Click on image for larger view.

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More blue sky. . . fresh air. . sky writers. . .train stations. . .you fill in the blank. How about more Big Pink? That’s the nickname Portlanders have given to the US Bankcorp Tower, the city’s second tallest building at 536 feet and 42 floors with a pink granite exterior — quite a vision! Since 1972 the tallest building in Oregon is in Portland. The Wells Fargo Center is 546 feet and 41 floors.

And who couldn’t use more smiles?

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I hope you noticed the moon in the lower right of the picture.

What do you need more of?