There is nothing quite like as the summer smoke clears, the first rains come, then the sun returns.
The Evergreen Huckleberries are ready to be harvested in the woods until the nights get too cold.
The forest gives in the Pacific Northwest in the lowlands, above the Salish Sea.
The Salal tries for its last blooms.
The Douglas Fir trees are heavy with pinecones, with the squirrels dropping them down to the forest floor, often over a 100 feet above us.