The oaks are losing their leaves and we’ll soon have to rake them to the curb for the first city-wide leaf pickup of the season. The summer vegetables in the kitchen garden are almost spent, with only a couple of remaining tomatoes. The squirrels are digging everywhere and hiding “treasures” in almost every garden pot. And I have been busy all week pulling out the sunflowers from our fun sunflower garden, saving the big heads and putting them in paper bags to dry, hoping to have some seeds to feed the birds this winter. With Cackling Geese flying overhead, it is definitely Autumn in Forest Grove!