I've been enjoying the mild weather and splendid autumn color in Portlandia while thinking of those who were impacted by the storms on the east coast. Also enjoying a brave little brown bunny that has made an appearance in our front yard a few times over the past several days. Sampling the clover in our grass, it freezes when it senses me and on one occasion, turned and scampered back into the rugosa rose patch with lightening speed. Mind you, rabbits are not common here. In fact, I've never seen one in Portland, and I can't help but wonder if this one was someone's pet that was released. Regrettably, urban coyotes are prevalent here, so I fear for this sweet bunny.
The sumac bush was absolutely splendid several days ago, when I didn't have my camera on my walk. It was like a weaving with a warp of green leaves interwoven with the intense yellow and red leaves. I kept wanting to get back to it to take photos, but each day, the light was too low by the time I got out for my walk. I finally made it back to it today in the late afternoon, with light in the sky and camera in hand, but wouldn't you know it, the leaves had withered.
The photo of the colorful spools was taken at Beam,& Anchor, a wonderful new store in northeast Portland. More about that next time. :)
Have a wonderful day!