Wednesday, November 10, 2010

November color at the Natioanl Arboretum

A third of the way through the month and we've still got crazy colored trees! The top picture is near the head of the Dogwood Collection, the bottom, is the edge of the Azalea Collection on the west side of the Ellipse. The light is odd in the second picture because it was taken just before 7:00 which means just a few minutes after sunrise. The light is warm in color and almost parallel to the ground. 'the effect occurs in reverse in the evening when the trees on the west side of the ellipse are similarly gilded.