The Willamette Valley stretches along the western side of the Cascade Mountains from Portland down to Eugene. McMinnville is in Yamhill County, which is in the lower middle part of the valley, about 59 miles south of Portland
We were lucky enough to get to the Willamette Valley for a visit just as autumn colors were at their peak. An approaching storm resulted in clouds and fog that continually shifted as the sun rose, lighting up different parts of the landscape at different times. This image was the best - with the fall colors lit, but just enough to leave a sense of mystery.
This fall morning in the Willamette Valley was special. The early morning sun was just burning through the morning fog to light up the autumn colors on the trees and vineyards.