I noticed for the first time in a while that it was almost dark when I left the gym following my morning workout. Autumn, the color season and my favorite time of the year, is approaching and I wanted to be sure that the repaired camera was in full working order before all the autumn photographic opportunities were upon us. Those opportunities include a trip in September to Glacier NP and I am sure many trips to the Cascades and Coast as well.
The morning outing consisted of a loop around Fern Ridge Reservoir – portions of which I have shot many times. This was a bit different. My first stop was at Richardson Point off Clear Lake Road. The parking lot was empty and the toll booth was closed. Great time to be there. I wandered down one of the paths not really expecting to find much when I saw this wonderful lone tree with a table beneath and morning light brightening the scene. Waiting for the good times to come.
The loop continued with little more to spark my photographic interest until I turned onto Royal Street and just noticed this delicate wild summer bouquet along the side of the road. I had to turn around and brave walking on the side of busy highway to get this shot but I love the pattern and contrasting color.