It is pouring outside. This shouldn't come as a surprise because western Oregon is a temperate rainforest, and that's what it's supposed to do this time of year. Oregonians complain about it, and generally warn people from other states to stay away.
"You'll be miserable from September through May," they warn the Californians who wonder about moving here. In fact it can be very gray, and often wet after summer has passed.
October's yellow leaves look like schools of fish.
Ed and Reub fetch hundreds of balls on the muddy slopes near our house.
Moss grows all over, creating landscapes atop fence posts.
The weak sun shows itself between showers, lighting the edges of even the tiniest mushrooms.
Wild turkeys roam wherever there are oak trees. In this case it's our back yard.