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Fall in the Pacific Northwest

Washington is the Evergreen State, which in essence means we have more evergreen trees than deciduous trees. I love the look of evergreens in the winter, but about this time of year I get jealous of those areas that have mostly deciduous trees, i.e. Vermont.

I guess one of the things I’ve enjoyed about Nisqually Refuge lately is watching the large number of oak trees change color and gradually drop leaves. Much to my frustration, though, I’ve found it nearly impossible to convey that feeling photographically. Here’s my best shot at doing so:

Now imagine you’re surrounded by the same scene on all four sides, covered in glowing, golden leaves reaching the very sky, raining down golden droplets of sunlight.