By late November and early December, we have already had some frosty mornings. The leaves from the maples and other hardwoods cover the ground. They crunch under my feet as I hike the trails.
Due to the leaves having fallen from the trees, many of the vistas have opened up of the surrounding hills.
I keep reminding myself that early spring wildflowers will begin blooming in less than two months on the east end of the Columbia River Gorge.
Still a few flowers in bloom