Autumn Colors – September in Oregon

This is an awesome year here in Northwest to enjoy gorgeous weather. September is so beautiful and comfortable that the words like ‘good life’, ‘it’s heaven’, ‘oh, I love Oregon.’ have been in my mind.

At the beginning of the spring, I could not wait for the flowers 20150926-DSC04066-Edit1 to bloom. Summer came early and the extra heat burst a wholesome flowering season. However, contrarily this is the year that I take the least flower pictures.  I watched them come and gone while I was busy engaging all sorts of activities. I like to live a life to do everything ‘just right’, but it seems never be the case.

20150926-DSC04073-Edit1Oregon has distinct four seasons. September  has the perfect temperature. The combination of a little bit of cozy sunshine, a little bit of tender breeze and a little bit of chill have placed me in such a comfort zone that I have not been productive as I like to be.

Driving down the street, I realize20150926-DSC04031-Edit1d that some tree leaves have started their fall cycle and the colors are transforming as September is coming to an end.20150926-DSC04087-Edit1

Fall colors are too vibrant and vivid to resist in this 3000 feet elevation area. With natural forest as background, the color drama really takes your breath away.  I know I could have stayed here all day long and taken hundreds of pictures, but after 4-5 hours of hiking and photographing, it was due to take a break.

I should have used tripod for these pictures, but I forgot the plate at home… not bad, I at least used the tripod as my walking stick while climbing up and down in steep areas.

My husband does not eat mushrooms. He said he does not want to eat fungus . I think he missed out a delicious food with good nutrition value.  He likes blue cheese dressing but I think it tastes moldy and unbearable. What20150926-DSC04060-Edit1‘s the difference between fungus and mole? I think it is something  called ‘cultural difference’. Or, you would rather say, it is personal .

In any case, I think these golden mushroom looks completely ‘delicious’ and ‘yummy’ from photography point of view. I think they will look more beautiful with some ambiance light shining through. But it was a cloudy day and I am happy enough that I found them.

When I was designing handbags, we had one collection named Aspen whic20150926-DSC03949-Edit1h happens to be my most favorite collection. The material used for  this collection is an off-white color with tonal color embroidery. Since then Aspen and Birch have become my favorite trees. Whenever I walk in the woods, white color tree trunk seems to always jumped out on me.

Colors colors everywhere. I was stopping almost every step of the way. Believe or not, I came here to take waterfall pictures, but I ended up lost in colors. You can understand why.