Our painting of Jackson Bottom Wetlands, by local artist, Amanda Houston…
We loved our third “Wandering Wednesday”! We didn’t have to go very far from home to find a place we will definitely return to many times. The Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve is considered a “treasure” of our neighboring community of Hillsboro, Oregon. We certainly agree with that description after spending most of a day walking the trails, watching Osprey feed their babies, listening to Redwing Blackbirds, remarking how much Herons look like pterodactyls, and trying to catch sight of those very loud, sounds-like-a-foghorn, bullfrogs. This is a place we will enjoy over and over again, a lovely place for both exploration and education.
Some of the beauty (and the work) of Autumn at our home in the Grove!
Fall this year has already been a dramatic one. The colors are glorious this year, but we have also had plenty of rain and wind. One big windstorm this week did a lot of damage here in town. A very old Oak tree came down in one yard and crushed the garage. Crops were lost in a matter of minutes–all the corn in a number of fields were blown down flat. We are certainly having a lot of Fall “drama” this year!
We enjoyed these beautiful old roses in front of a while picket fence on our walk this morning! Inspiring!