Picture: Philomath, Oregon, USA

This picture was taken about one mile from my home, in the Oregon Coast Range. It was taken a few years ago but it still is one of my favorite autumn images. I used to walk there at least one time each week, with my dog. I loved the huge fir trees and on this spot I always enjoyed the way the maple tree leaned over the dirt road. During autumn you could always find an abundance of chanterelle mushrooms under the biggest fir trees.

I have pictures of this spot in all seasons. It was a place of beauty and peacefulness. I write about this forest in the past tense, because it no longer exists. It was logged about 3 years ago and a ...

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