Champoeg with My Favorite Model


A pleasant five-mile hike along the Willamette River on a beautiful Indian Summer day.

Leaves on hardwood trees beginning to turn their autumn colors, squirrels collecting acorns for their winter stash, mushrooms pushing through the soil and songbirds singing. 

The Champoeg Park area is an enjoyable place to visit in the fall especially with my favorite model.

There is something a little magical about mid-October in the Willamette Valley.

A truly superb hunter

A truly superb hunter

Oak leaf about ready to turn

Oak leaf about ready to turn

The floods of 1863 convinced the settlers to move to higher ground

The floods of 1861 convinced the settlers to move to higher ground

A little history

A little history

One of many spider webs

One of many spider webs

Oak Savannah

Oak Savannah

Blackberries that have seen their better days

Blackberries that have seen their better days

Cottonwoods reflected in the Willamette River

Cottonwoods reflected in the Willamette River

Pine Squirrel

Pine Squirrel

Mushrooms

Mushrooms

Ripe Apple

Ripe Apple

 

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