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.