I am a Pacific Northwest native transplanted to the southeast for 36 years. In 2012, I returned to my childhood home and fell in love with this corner of the country again. I am a grandmother, a storywriter, a teacher, an attention payer, a hiker, and a back roads wanderer. Check out my website (and my memoir) at www.gretchenstaebler.com.
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6 thoughts on “Flora & Fauna Friday”
You’re right, Jo–the barn really puts the tree in proper perspective. Huge!
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I was in the PNW in September to attend a Kuder family reunion in Portland. I was impressed by how tall the trees really are–45 years taller. The out house/barn surely takes the measure of these trees. Wonderful.
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Two of the five big-leaf maples originally on our property are gone. This is the prettiest remaining one, and the only one not actively dying. (By which I mean, not dead in the top.) It’s a more colorful autumn than we’ve had in a while.
Was the photo you sent about 2 weeks ago of intensely fall colored trees, near the Presbyterian Church?
Yes! Across the street from the church.
Those trees have really grown, too. I couldn’t recognize any of the houses there.