Autumn is Here

I used to dread autumn when I lived in Buffalo.  When the leaves changed color it meant that winter was coming soon, along with the snow.  Winter in western NY was bleak and it lasted even longer with the ice boom.  For those of you who do not know, in the spring the ice breaks up and starts flowing down the Niagara River.  To prevent the ice from blocking up the intakes for the  Niagara power station, a boom was placed across the mouth of the river. Because the ice remains on Lake Erie, it extends winter in Buffalo.  Oh, how I hated the winter in Buffalo.

Now I’m in Oregon.  I like the fall with all its wonderful colors.  This image was taken in Orenco Station and it is a composite of many images. I couldn’t get the tree in one photograph.  Click on the image to get the full view.

tree in orenco station