Virginia Creeper gallops across our wooded areas each summer, barely noticeable in the sea of green.
Once the year turns towards autumn, the vines turn brilliant scarlet, ornamenting the landscape during the first flush of autumn.
Loaded with berries, established vines provide food and shelter for many species of birds.
Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014
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One of the thousands of gulls who kept company with me while I visited the Oregon coast, this one embodies peace in the midst of turmoil.
The Pacific roars and crashes around us. The gull keeps his balance and equanimity as waves come and go around the rock where he anchors.
Here on the edge of the continent, at sunset, on the cusp of autumn; the gulls gather to share their simple wisdom with whomever will notice them.
Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014