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Photos: Fall Colors of DC

Fall is one of my favorite times of year. Other favorites include winter (when there’s lots of snow), spring (when it’s not raining), and summer (when it doesn’t feel like a sweaty armpit). One of the main reasons is because of the amazing rainbow of colors that appear when the trees and shrubs decide it’s time to go dormant for the winter. The bright scarlet of the red maples, the golden yellow of the ashes, the muddy burgundy of the oaks, the vibrant orange of beeches, and the dark red to purple of the dogwoods. For those looking to increase the local tree canopy now is also a really good time to plant trees as they’re able to withstand being uprooted while dormant.

In honor of the season, and because so many of you submitted your colorful photos to out Flickr group, let’s take a look at what Fall in DC has to offer. Continue reading