Thursday, October 27, 2011

Final Autumn 4

This is one of my favourites from this season so far.  I don't know what kind of tree this is; it's in our neighbour's house and is actually the same tree I posted a photo of earlier this week - the gorgeous orange/yellow tree.  Anyone recognize this fruit?  It looks like an upside-down apple to me, but I know it's not an apple tree.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Final Autumn 3

This is the view from our front porch this week.  I love the various colours.  Happy Autumn, indeed!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Final Autumn 2

These leaves are on a sumach tree in our front yard.  I love the bright red and I think the dark center of the leaves is gorgeous.  It makes for a stunning tree this time of year.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Final Autumn 1

We'll spend my last week in the Walla Walla Valley enjoying the valley's autumn beauty.  This is a tree in front of our house.  I love the contrast between the tree and the sky.

Sunday, October 23, 2011


This is Chan Shun Pavilion, the engineering building on the campus of Walla Walla U.  Friday's sunrise struck the glass building just right and I couldn't resist a quick capture of the vibrant glow.  You can see that all the windows on this side of the building are covered with condensation; it got quite chilly Thursday night!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Scarf Day

I took this image earlier this week when the morning showed us the first fog of the season.  It's a little early for fog like this, but we had a very mild summer so I'm wondering if winter will hit early this year.  This is 8th Street in College Place.  Notice the changing tree colours?  I'm going to try to get more pictures of this stunning transformation (my favourite time of year!) this weekend.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Skywatch Friday

This is the sky that greeted me as I left home for work this morning.  And with this calm and lovely view, I must share some sad news.  I have only one week left for posting on this blog.  On Oct. 31 I will be leaving the Walla Walla Valley to start a new job and the next chapter of my life in Vancouver, Wash.  I will be serving as Director of Communications for a non-profit organization there that works with troubled and at-risk youth, and while I'm sad to leave the WWV, I am very excited for this next new life adventure.  I may start a photo blog in my new home, and if I do I'll be sure to post a link here for you faithful friends whom I have enjoyed hearing from every once in a while.  I will try to post a picture every day between now and when I leave.  Happy Friday, everyone!  And may you be richly blessed in all you endeavor today.  View more Skywatch Friday posts at the Skywatch Friday website.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Old Transportation

A non-edited photo by my mother, from Klickers.  They had, in addition to pumpkins, a tall haystack with a slide on the other side, old trucks to climb in, an antiques shop, and a produce shop, complete with homemade ice cream.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

From the Good Ol' Days

Another photo from Klickers that my mom took and I edited.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Fall Harvest

This afternoon we went with my parents, who were visiting from out of town, and some local friends to Klickers.  I've mentioned Klickers before; it's one of my favourite places to visit in the fall, especially now that Little Miss is old enough to enjoy it.  This is a picture my mom took and I edited.

Friday, October 14, 2011

What a View!

On Sunday, Husband, Little Miss, and I took a little drive in the country.  I was driving and my goal was to take all the OTHER turns - the ones I never take when we're back there.  I wanted to go somewhere we hadn't gone before, and I succeeded!  We ended up on a gravel road that wound past beautiful houses surrounded by trees, and plenty of fields.  At one point, the view forced me to stop my car and take a picture.  What a stunning view of the valley, don't you think?  And on a very typical autumn day, too. 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fall is Here!

I am so excited to report that Fall is definitely here in the Walla Walla Valley.  This picture from my cell phone doesn't do this gorgeous tree justice; I will try to get a better picture later this week.  I'm wearing a scarf and a jacket today and am loving the chilly fall weather.  Perfect for tea, blankets, scarves, and my daughter's adorable rain boots.  Which reminds me - I haven't posted a picture of my Little Miss here in a while, have I?  I should do that soon.  So is fall in your area yet?  What does fall look like where you live?  (Or for those of you in the southern hemisphere - what does spring look like where you are?)  Happy October!