It's a catch-all post today, because last week was just that kind of week.
The sign above made us laugh. This high-rise student apartment sits across a very busy street on the edge of the University of Oregon campus. Some of those students have been working hard emptying those window decorations. (There's an excellent brewpub on the other side of the street, which was why we walked to that neighborhood. It serves better brew than comes in those cans. But we are old and can appreciate the difference.)
Another beautiful day, another beautiful walk. The Fifth Street Public Market always does a nice job of seasonal decorations.
Taken from a third-story window while waiting at the Doctor's office. Just there for a routine checkup -- and for the view.
We went for a drive to the Mountains last Monday and took a short easy hike to Salt Creek Falls. It's the second highest waterfall in Oregon. That is snow in the bottom left picture!! The roads were completely clear, but the rain we had in the valley the previous week was snow up there. It was a beautiful walk. And the mountain drive was lovely too ... although we found that there is more color down here than up there. The native deciduous trees are mostly all yellow in this part of the country, so all the reds we see in the neighborhoods are from decorative trees.
On still another day, we have a turkey stare down. Daughter and I were driving down her road on the way to have lunch and we had to stop the car to let a flock of these birds cross the street. They pretty much owned the road there for a while. Apparently they aren't too worried (yet anyway) about becoming someone's Thanksgiving dinner.
These are some more shots from our son-in-law and daughter's place.
We are grateful for beautiful Autumn color and beautiful blue-sky days ...
and for time to enjoy them!
LINKING this week to: ALL SEASONS; MOSAIC MONDAY; NATURE NOTES; OUR WORLD on Tuesday; THROUGH MY LENS; WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY; Wednesday AROUND THE WORLD; SIGNS SIGNS; THANKFUL Thursday; SKYWATCH Friday; SATURDAY CRITTERS; and RATHER B'BIRDING.
And I'm grateful for the hosts of each of these great sharing opportunities. Thank you.