Once a year Maryland becomes absolutely breathtaking, and this is probably peak weekend for our fall colors. When I went out to walk the dogs this morning, I didn't notice my neighbor's tree, but when I was walking back up to the house, there it was - all of its colors in one beautiful display. (click pictures to enlarge)
I won't hold it against this tree that it - as you can see - spans three townhomes and will give me plenty to rake for the next month (along with the willow on the other side of my house). More exercise for me, right?
In the back of our property, even more beautiful views greet me in the morning. It is as though God has His best paintbox out. Reds, golds, lingering green grasses, purples, oranges, and brilliant yellows.
Coming home from a trip to Rockville today, we turned the long, slow curve on I270 that crawls toward Frederick. Suddenly the view opened up and showed us the sun glowing on the trees that climb the foothills in the northern part of the county. Color leapt out at us and I was truly distracted as I tried to finish the drive. I wanted so much to pull over and just breathe it all in.
I hope you're enjoying your own fall day today.