Fall in DC

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.

Rock Creek Park in Washington DC, 1 Nov 1998.

Rock Creek Park in Washington DC, 1 Nov 1998.

Rock Creek Park, DC with family on 13 Nov 1999 and 2 Nov 2000.

Rock Creek Park, DC with family on 13 Nov 1999 and 2 Nov 2000.

(L) Rock Creek Park, DC on 13 Nov 1999; (R) A bright red tree spotted near Potomac Mills, Woodbridge, VA in Nov 1999.

(L) Rock Creek Park, DC on 13 Nov 1999; (R) A bright red tree spotted near Potomac Mills, Woodbridge, VA in Nov 1999.

Outside a friend’s home in McLean, Virginia, 27 Oct 1999.

Outside a friend’s home in McLean, Virginia, 27 Oct 1999.

(Top) A place close to home in Arlington, Virginia, 1 Nov 1999; (Bottom) At the same site, with the snow thawing, 26 Jan 2000.

Our final fall at the National Mall, Washington DC, 3 Nov 2000.

Come to think of it, spring in DC with its cherry blossoms (link) was nice too 🙂

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