Changes

Dear Liza,

The seasons keep swinging around. Summer, though still hot and dry, is turning to Fall. Mornings are cooler, breezes and coming back down the Gorge, and plants have stopped blooming and started seeding.

Our neighborhood has so many fruit and veggie gardens that it’s hard to keep up. Apples, squash and pomegranates are all over, going from blossom to fat fruit.

Maple and linden trees are putting out seeds. The maples helicopter down when a breeze comes by, and the lindens still smell wonderful.

Another sign of fall is house painting and other repairs. Our building is getting power washed, patched and painted in the next few weeks. All our patio furniture and the dozen potted plants are sitting inside, looking like uncomfortable guests. Cousins Jasper and Kestrel finally started school at Abernathy Elementary. I know you are already in your third week of kindergarten! I am so proud of all of you for doing so well and growing so sweet and strong.

With Fall comes changing leaves. These bright red ones way up high are the first I’ve seen, but I know they won’t be the last!

See you soon.

Love,

Grandma Judy

Author: Judy

I am a new transplant to Portland from Salinas, a small city in Central California. This is a blog about my new city.

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