Bask in a sea of red and gold

Halloween brought lots of color to the neighborhood over the weekend. Traveling through Corvallis, I happened upon parades of little ones dressed as everything from Spiderman to Lady Gaga, but what really caught my eye were the trees along the Willamette River. Their fall colors beat anything you could buy in a store. Today as a storm turns everything wet and gray, it’s nice to look back on the brightness of western Oregon’s maples, alders, dogwoods and other deciduous trees that light up the sky. These photos are mine, but if you want to see more, visit Oregon Fall Foliage. This site, sponsored by Travel Lane County, offers regular updates on where to see fall colors. Go quickly. Winter is blowing the furniture around on my deck as I write.

Author: Sue Fagalde Lick

writer/musician California native, Oregon resident Author of Freelancing for Newspapers, Shoes Full of Sand, Azorean Dreams, Stories Grandma Never Told, Childless by Marriage, and Up Beaver Creek. Most recently, I have published two poetry chapbooks, Gravel Road Ahead and The Widow at the Piano: Confessions of a Distracted Catholic. I have published hundreds of articles, plus essays, fiction and poetry. I'm also pretty good at singing and playing guitar and piano.

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