Bells Bend Park

Holy shit. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the park as beautiful as it is today.  One kind of grass is turning this dark maroon.  The thistle is half in bloom, half cottony seed head. There’s a bright yellow grass that looks like a large match. One plant has these orange seeds that glow like grape-sized lanterns. And there’s some plant that puts this fuzzy haze over whole patches.

And, as always, in the early morning, it was completely empty.

Just the dog and I and whatever was rustling in the tall brush.

I know I try to encourage people to stay out of our neck of the woods, but dang, today it would be too cruel to not tell you how beautiful it is in the Bend.

Edited to add: Oooh, I forgot. I also saw this huge bird that looked like a buzzard but had feathers on its head.