Working in the nation’s capital has its perks, like coming into work at 7:30 a.m. on a chilly Fall morning and witnessing the natural beauty of the landscape. The many architects that designed “America’s front yard” did an amazing job of connecting nature with history in order to create a pristine environment that is recognized around the world.

While on my way into work one morning, I had no choice but to pull my car over and capture these images. I wanted to share what I saw with those who weren’t present so that they can also experience the beauty that I had the pleasure of witnessing.

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