We Love Foliage

Photo courtesy of Oblivious Dude

Hillside, courtesy of Oblivious Dude

Every change of season I think to myself “leaves are sneaky.”

It’s equally possible I’m just obtuse, but I suspect it’s a flavor of oblivious that a lot of us share. The changes are so gradual that we don’t notice till something forces us to become aware. Every year I look up one winter day and suddenly notice that the stand of trees no longer prevents me from seeing what’s behind it.  The leaves didn’t all fall off at once, but it certainly seems that way. In the spring I’m equally surprised when I realize my view cuts off suddenly in a shaded green.

Fall is equally surprising but more enjoyable. Suddenly all those leaves that have been turning one by one catch my notice in a collection of color. Driving to work today along Braddock road was a kaleidoscopic adventure. I didn’t stop to take any shots but lots of other people have been doing so. Below is a lovely shot that dionhinchcliffe got this weekend in Rock Creek. Check below the fold for more.

Photo courtesy of dionhinchcliffe

Beautiful shot of the old stone bridge on Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park on our hike today, courtesy of dionhinchcliffe

Photo courtesy of gingher

white puppy yellow leaves cold day, courtesy of gingher

Photo courtesy of dionhinchcliffe

An old split tree trunk lying in the leaves, courtesy of dionhinchcliffe

Photo courtesy of Kevin H.

Hard/Delicate, Hued/Drab, courtesy of Kevin H.

Photo courtesy of dionhinchcliffe

Great fall colors in Rock Creek Park this morning, courtesy of dionhinchcliffe

Photo courtesy of Rod the Rabid Rodent

Three Leaves, courtesy of Rod the Rabid Rodent

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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