Portland, Oregon is well known (renowned? notorious?) for its rainy climate. We have spent well over 100 days here during the past several years, and yesterday was the FIRST day on which we experienced a heavy, day-long rain. More are to come in the following days, we're assured; but still, we think Portland has gotten a bad rap. This fall has been delightful until yesterday.
The climate being mild, the leaves are slow to assume their fall colors. They are in the midst of doing so now, and the rain has knocked some off the trees.
Here are two that landed on the brightly-patterned outdoor carpet on our balcony.
Looking down from the balcony to the sidewalk. The holiday lights were installed about a week ago.
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