Autumnal Days

Today is the autumnal equinox. Goodbye to what must surely have been one of the shortest summers in recent memory. Funny how time speeds up as we get older. After one of the most brutal winters in memory I’m not so sure I’m all that excited to see summer come to an end just yet.

This morning it was 42 degrees at Dulles Airport, so it certainly felt like an autumn day.

If you search around you can start to find a few hints of color. This poor maple looks like it’s dying, but it’s going out in a blaze of glory. It has already dropped most of its leaves and looks pretty stressed.

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These birch trees in front of the American College of Cardiology are starting to show a little yellow. The sculpture is also pretty cool (no, the kids aren’t real).

birch

And here’s a lovely late summer sunset along the Potomac, just for fun. Soon people will be picking apples, or getting lost in corn mazes (maize mazes?) or picking pumpkins or whatever rites of autumn they participate in. It’s a great time to get out and enjoy nature.

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