After a particularly dry summer and early fall, western Oregon is finally getting the rain it needs.
The ornamental trees in the neighborhood are reaching their peak of brightness, as are the well-manicured lawns.
The dark, cool weather inspired me to carve a pumpkin in celebration of the season. This is the first home-grown Jack O' Lantern I've carved. I gave him acorn horns and a leafy beard to help him fit into the neighborhood. We have a smaller pumpkin in the apartment that we will bake into a pie next week.