AS MUCH AS I love winter and snow, generally there wasn’t much snow in Washington DC to gloat about (unlike in Moscow, Russia), except when a snowstorm hit DC (link) on 9th March 1999 and 25th January 2000.
So the next best season for me when in DC was fall and its foliage. The vibrant change of leaf colours – to shades of yellow, orange and even bright red – was a sight to behold. The transformation typically occurs towards the end of October into November.
Shenandoah National Park (link) in Virginia is a scenic place to view the fall foliage, but closer to home – a short drive around DC and VA – there were ample places to experience the wonders, splendors and colours of nature.
Come to think of it, spring in DC with its cherry blossoms (link) was nice too 🙂