Happy holidays! As many of you know, I try to take a photo of the United States Capitol Christmas Tree every year. I usually take the photo with the Capitol in the background, but the Capitol is covered in scaffolding right now, so I shot this one facing the opposite direction. I think it looks quite nice with the Washington Monument in the background.
The tree this year came from the Pisgah National Forest in the southern Appalachians in western North Carolina. It's a 78-foot-tall red spruce affectionately named "Ruby" (shortened from the spruce's scientific name, Picea rubens).
Autumn leaves at the Tidal Basin
Here's the last of my fall foliage posts. I took these photos on a glorious morning at the Tidal Basin. The trees were colorful, the air was calm, the clouds were dramatic, and the sunrise was stunning. It was a great morning!
Autumn leaves at Rock Creek
Here are a couple of photos from Rock Creek in Rock Creek Park, Washington, D.C. I'm doing my best to capture the beauty of the season. Enjoy!
Autumn at Great Falls
Autumn color is turning out to be especially good this year and I'm trying to make the best of it. Here's a recent one from Great Falls in Virginia. The waterfall is in the Potomac River and not far upriver from Washington, D.C.
Stay tuned, I've got more fall images on the way!
Election Day lunar eclipse
Today is Election Day in the United States and there also happened to be a total lunar eclipse this morning—a very rare occurrence. I took several photos this morning, but I can't decide which one I like best. In honor of Election Day, help me decide which one is best by voting for your favorite! Leave a comment below or send me a private message.
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