Sept. 29 column

Here is a link to my column in today's edition of The Spokesman-Review: Autumn is showtime for arboretum. It's all about Finch Arboretum, which is on the west side of Spokane. This is such a wonderful time of year to visit this park because the leaves are turning color and there is so much to explore there.

I also included some information on this year's Fall Leaf Festival at the arboretum. It will be on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be all sorts of fun activities to participate in, no matter what the weather. The event is free so I hope you can go to it.

Finch Arboretum is located at 3404 W. Woodland Blvd. Directions: From downtown Spokane, take Second Ave. west to Sunset Highway. From west of Spokane, take the Garden Springs exit off I-90 and go east down Sunset Highway. There will be a sign and entrance on the south side of the road.

If you need more information, you can call (509) 624-4832.

The top photo is of a Red Sunset maple and the other one is an American Yellowwood, both of which can be found at Finch Arboretum. I should note that I took these photos a couple of years ago, so I don't know how their fall colors are looking at this moment!