Fall in Oregon, USA

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Post by alice44 » October 10th, 2011, 10:07 am

This is a sweet gum that began turning early (mine are still virtually completely green).

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I noticed it a week or more ago already turning. I'll look and see if I can find an earlier photo.

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Post by alice44 » October 10th, 2011, 10:16 am

I don't know what this is but the spot is colourful.

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Post by Felis silvestris » October 17th, 2011, 6:31 pm

Really beautiful! What colours!
I pass a big bush every day and at the moment the leaves on the tips of some branches have turned yellow, it looks really nice, like some kind of small lanterns there.
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Post by alice44 » October 23rd, 2011, 6:57 am

More colours today (and a sculpture)

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I think this bush was near the relatively new (or not so new) engineering building on campus

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Post by alice44 » October 23rd, 2011, 7:00 am

This is a just completed installation piece by Patrick Dougherty

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It is also on the Oregon State University campus. The articles on his work and he has done them in many places, suggest that pieces last about 2-3 years.

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Post by alice44 » October 23rd, 2011, 7:09 am

More, and more unusual Fall Colours -- all on the university campus

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Post by alice44 » October 23rd, 2011, 9:44 am

Some more leaves off campus

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Post by alice44 » October 23rd, 2011, 9:45 am

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Post by Jo UK » October 24th, 2011, 1:47 pm

Alice, your photographs are superb.
Those sculptures are really interesting. Is there a website where we can learn about the sculptor?

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Post by alice44 » October 24th, 2011, 11:17 pm

Jo UK wrote:Alice, your photographs are superb.
Those sculptures are really interesting. Is there a website where we can learn about the sculptor?
I did not find as many words as I was looking for. This is his official site
http://www.stickwork.net/installations.php
It has pictures of some installations. "News" lists where his sculptures are now, but biography does not say much.


From the not very informative signs on campus and talking with a woman at the sculptures, I gather that building these pieces, which are much taller than a person (I will get an image with a person in it) took about a month -- from Oct 3 until Oct 21. He says his pieces usually last about 2 years sitting in the elements.

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Post by Felis silvestris » October 25th, 2011, 10:53 pm

Beautiful pictures, Alice, and very interesting sculptures. Never seen anything like it! :thumbs:
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Post by alice44 » October 26th, 2011, 10:10 am

Here is a picture of a sculpture with my mother inside it peeking out the "window." As you can see they are pretty big objects.

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I am going to try to photograph them at least once a month to see how they fit into the environment as the weather changes.

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Post by Lussi05 » October 26th, 2011, 7:59 pm

When we can compare with a person ( hello to Alice's mother :wave: ) we can see how tall these special sculptures is....
And your pictures of the autumn are really beautiful Alice :wave:

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Post by macdoum » October 30th, 2011, 3:42 am

Such beautiful colours of th Automn leaves Alice. :D Hello Alice's Mom.. :wave:
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Post by alice44 » November 5th, 2011, 10:56 am

Mom :wave: back and asked me to send her this picture :shake:

Lettuces in my window box yesterday afternoon

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Post by alice44 » November 7th, 2011, 7:28 am

This has been a relatively dry fall so far so the colours are good.

These are leaves on a bit of weed elm tree I will need to try to pull at some time -- not that it will be easy. I have taken pictures separated by a few days to show the change.

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Post by alice44 » November 7th, 2011, 7:29 am

A stalk next to the other one

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Post by alice44 » November 7th, 2011, 7:45 am

Some sort of decorative plum or cherry -- lovely blossoms in spring and lovely now in fall

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Post by alice44 » November 7th, 2011, 12:05 pm

I need to figure out what this bush is.

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Post by Kitty KCMO » November 19th, 2011, 11:26 pm

I don't know what the bushes are, but the are certainly colorful & lovely, Alice! :loveshower:
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