Here in Southern Oregon, we look forward every year to an incredible Fall season. As the climate begins to cool and some moisture fills the sky once again, the leaves change color, and the environment seems to burst into life.
The aspens, cottonwoods, and maples glow in a kaleidoscope of crimson, yellow, orange and green. Steelhead and salmon begin nosing their way upstream and Fall turkey, deer and duck hunting all get set to open. The cooler temperatures seem to activate the trout with the bugs hatching in mass and playoff baseball is on TV. The ritual of Sunday gatherings to watch your favorite grid iron matchups commence, school gets started once again and there is a decidedly giddy feeling in town that we'll soon be watching our little ones racing from house to house, conning the neighbors into one more scoop of candy. It's truly a magnificent time of year and undoubtedly my favorite.