I was walking to volunteering at George Middle School when I noticed this swinging down from a large tree. Can you see what it is?
Here’s a better picture. It’s a huge spider. I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen anything that big in person before.
I’ve always liked the look of red leaves against the bright green grass. In Portland, most people don’t water their lawns during the summer and they become yellow and brown. With the return of the autumn rains, they green back up, just in time for autumn colored leaves to fall on them.