Surrounded mainly by pines and alders, we don't have much color here. But I do like how the pine needles can look like confetti, and how the alders can turn a pretty green and yellow.
There's also a mystery tree in our yard that looks wonderful this autumn, especially against a background of darker pines.
We have a number of friends and parents of friends in Santa Rosa who have had to evacuate their homes. One house has burned down, others are currently in a state of limbo. My heart goes out to all of them. And the firefighters -- oh, my. No words for the work they're doing.
Wishing us all a bit of respite, peace, and calm. It's been crazy long enough.
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