Fall in Oregon, USA

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Post by Kitty KCMO » October 11th, 2010, 9:02 am

alice44 wrote:I do love Oregon -- the Willamette Valley (where I live), the desert in the east and the wonderful Ocean.
I liked both states. They seemed to contain every type of geography / geology in America, but in a localized region. If you wanted mountains, you had those. If you wanted desert, you had that. If you wanted prairies, they were there; volcanoes, yep; rain forest, yep. Etc. I really liked that area. :loveshower:
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Post by alice44 » October 11th, 2010, 9:10 am

Kitty KCMO wrote: I liked both states. They seemed to contain every type of geography / geology in America, but in a localized region. If you wanted mountains, you had those. If you wanted desert, you had that. If you wanted prairies, they were there; volcanoes, yep; rain forest, yep. Etc. I really liked that area. :loveshower:
We moved here when I was a kid -- after a tornado took out parts of Waukegan, Il. just a couple blocks from where we lived. I took care of my grandfather for the better part of a year in Fort Wayne Indiana and spent the summer with my mother in Hartford Ct, but other than that and my year in France I have not lived east of the Cascade Mountains. I am spoiled -- but there are no jobs here :shock:

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Post by alice44 » October 17th, 2010, 8:47 am

More flowers because I love taking pictures of flowers.

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Post by alice44 » October 17th, 2010, 8:55 am

Mom and I took a walk at the Jackson Frazier Wetland -- a small park in town.

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Post by alice44 » October 17th, 2010, 8:58 am

Rose Hips from the wetlands

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Post by alice44 » October 17th, 2010, 9:00 am

Beautiful Leaves

I do not know what these are/were
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Maples
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Post by alice44 » October 17th, 2010, 9:16 am

More leaves

These are the same trees I posted images that date to about a week ago.
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Post by visitor » October 17th, 2010, 2:46 pm

Wow, how beautiful! :loveshower: And SOOOOOO red!
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Post by Jo UK » October 17th, 2010, 8:12 pm

Those pictures are gorgeous!
Love the cougar sign - what very good information.

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Post by Kitty KCMO » October 17th, 2010, 11:46 pm

You make gorgeous photos, Alice! I envy your location for beautiful trees & flowers.
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Post by macdoum » October 18th, 2010, 3:52 am

Beautiful photographs Alice.. :thumbs: Love the leaves,the trees,spiders even and of course the landscape and flowers. Lovely. :D
Glad your Mum is up and walkng again too. :nod:
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Post by alice44 » October 23rd, 2010, 12:54 pm

I should know what these berries are but I don't at the moment. They were planted for our Robins (thrushes that seem a lot like Fieldfares). The Robins do not seem to like them -- but they are pretty happy to eat them if were get ice or snow round about January.

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These are in my backyard with the mostly bare birches just visible above them.

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Post by alice44 » October 23rd, 2010, 1:09 pm

The Maple Trees a few days later -- I am pretty sure I took them on my walk this afternoon.

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Post by Jo UK » October 23rd, 2010, 8:21 pm

alice44 wrote:I should know what these berries are but I don't at the moment. They were planted for our Robins (thrushes that seem a lot like Fieldfares). The Robins do not seem to like them -- but they are pretty happy to eat them if were get ice or snow round about January.

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These are in my backyard with the mostly bare birches just visible above them.
Alice, I have one that looks just ike that, only smaller. It is Pyracantha. Sharp thorns. A gardener identified it a few days ago so I feel confident to give it the name!

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Post by alice44 » October 23rd, 2010, 10:59 pm

Yes that name sounds right and about half the branches have long sharp thorns.

This is huge it is taking over. I cut out a couple of large dead branches which I am having trouble dealing with because of the thorns.

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Post by macdoum » October 25th, 2010, 1:30 am

alice44 wrote:Yes that name sounds right and about half the branches have long sharp thorns.

This is huge it is taking over. I cut out a couple of large dead branches which I am having trouble dealing with because of the thorns.
.. and they say that if the bush has a lot of berries,its going to be a hard winter. Its making provision for the birds. :2thumbsup:
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Post by alice44 » November 2nd, 2010, 7:38 am

Pictures from the last couple of weeks.

Sweet Gum trees
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One leaf on a Sweet Gum tree
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Post by alice44 » November 2nd, 2010, 8:42 am

More Red Maple Leaves
I think I took these Friday afternoon (unless it was Saturday) just as the sun peeked out from a few clouds.

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I think these are the same kind of trees as I posted earlier, but those other trees are now almost empty.

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Post by alice44 » November 2nd, 2010, 9:11 am

I don't know what kind of trees these are

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closer look at the leaves

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