We leave tomorrow for a ten day cruise on the Grandeur of the Seas to New England and Canada. A leaf peeping cruise. We are looking forward to it, and the essential things are now packed
It was a sunny day today so I went by “the tree” again. The sky and light were better for a photograph. It is the only tree in our area that has started to change to fall colors so vividly.
There were unusual southeast surface winds over most parts of the Mid-Atlantic States today which made for unusual approaches to airports. We passed just north of Lancaster, PA before landing at its airport. Nice day for flying.
I guess that I would be cross eyed too staring at the steeple on St. John’s all day.
I passed the Washington Monument at just the right time.
It was a cloudy rainy day today which made for terrible light for colorful photography. However, I noticed that a couple of trees in our neighborhood had started to turn golden and had to have a picture. With such a glary gray sky, there was no amount of manipulation with Lightroom or Photoshop that would make the sky pop out. The colors are a hint of things to come on nice blue sky days.
This is what pilots do after the $200.00 lunch. In this case it is a nicely restored T-6, an old WWI training airplane.
I really should make it a point to get up earlier. Dawn and the early morning sunlight are perfect for photography. It’s the night-owl in me that hinders early morning wake-ups. I suppose retirement has a bit to do with it also. I had to take my wife to the train this morning at O’dark thirty, and got this image of the woods behind our house.
I caught the early evening sun on some flowers and a railing outside the Willard Hotel.
The foliage is obviously still very green, but today in the air above Maryland there was a hint of a change in the seasons. It was cooler and less humid, the haze and smog layer only went up to about 4000 feet and there was a stiff wind from the North West. Not quite a fall day and not quite a summer day.