The other thought I had was that the deciduous trees had decided to take all of the warm colored crayons from the box and the sky had chosen all the cool colors. The pine trees, being naturally indecisive creatures, split the difference.
I'm pretty sure that all of these shots came from Alexandria. I took some pictures around Carderock, but I don't think I chose any of those. They were still lovely, but these were more dramatic.
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