From late October until mid-November the trees around Portland and NW Oregon usually erupt in their finest fall colors. This year was no exception. Although for awhile the lack of turning leaves led me to believe we'd have a dud year, the first of November everything unexpectantly burst into their best and brightest hues. I think we ended up having the most vibrant autumn I've seen in many years.
|Mossy trunk and fall hues|
|Colorful oak leaves|
|Pretty red-orange leaves|
|Lovely backlit leaves|
|Japanese Maple tree without the crowds|
|The ground was pretty as well|
I enjoyed the leaf collection on the ground as well.
|Nice place to sit and contemplate life|
|More yellow beauty|
|Multi-colored eye candy|
|Stunning trees near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial|
A great place for a fall ramble, I thoroughly enjoyed my November morning at Hoyt Arboretum. Hope you enjoy it too.