A closeup on the trunk of a maple tree with bright red autumn leaves in Kirkland Washington.
A caribbean thatch palm leaf (Thrinax radiata) closeup on the island of Roatan in Honduras.
Different trees turn different colors in autumn in Kirkland Washington.
An echeveria (probably agavoides) grows in the Desert Pavillion at the San Antonio Botanical Garden in San Antonio Texas.
Blades of grass painted with frost.
Colorful autumn blackberry leaves on a thorny branch in Kirkland Washington.
A sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) seed pod (often called a "showerhead") catches dew at the Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens in Washington DC.
Berries encased in ice after an ice storm in Ohio.
A red maple leaf has landed on a moss-covered rock.
A wide angle shot of the falls at Great Falls National Park VA at dawn taken from the first overlook.
A forest of loblolly pine trees (Pinus taeda) grows along Miles River Road near Easton Maryland.
Grasses growing along the resevoir in Central Park, New York City.
This dead maple leaf covered with water droplets was on a log in Gatineau Park near Chelsea, Quebec, Canada.
The sunsets over the beach and the driftwook at Kalaloch Beach in the Olympic National Park.
A closeup of some holly berries growing in Kirkland Washington.
A wall of mineral deposits at Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park, WY.
A red maple leaf has fallen onto the green leaves of a shrub in the town of Eastsound on Orcas Island in Washington.
Bald cypress and swamp tupelo trees growing in the blackwater swamp at Cypress Gardens near Charleston South Carolina.
One yellow maple leaf stands out among the dead brown leaves in Arlington Virginia.
Two water droplets rest on a big sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) leaf at the Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens in Washington DC.
Two fallen leaves laying on a stump in the Caldwell Carver Conservation Area in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
The water flows over the rocks of the North Fork of the South Branch of the Potomac River at the Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area in West Virginia.
A pine tree watches the sun set from Cadillac Mountain at Acadia National Park in Maine.
This English ivy (Hedera helix) vine grows on the bark of a large tree at the United States National Arboretum in Washington D.C.
The dew collects on the points of a cabbage palm (Cordyline australis 'red sensation') at Greenspring Gardens in Alexandria Virginia.
A dawn view of a misty, rocky waterfall at Great Falls National Park in Virginia.
A closeup view of a fuzzy Echeveria succulent plant at the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle.
A twisted vine growing at Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve near Alexandria Virginia.
A palm tree on Green Beach or Puntas Arenas on Vieques Island in Puerto Rico.
Close-up detail of a big sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) leaf at the Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens in Washington DC.
This silver cholla cactus (Cylindropuntia echinocarpa) grows just outside the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada.
Some sagebrush growing among the red sandstone formations at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada.
A twig encased in ice after an ice storm in Ohio.
A swamp area filled with Yellow Flags (Iris pseudacorus) is beautifully reflected here at Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge near Woodbridge Virginia.
The view looking West from Mary's Rock in Shenandoah National Park.
Palm trees and clouds as seen from the El Conquistador resort near Fajardo in Puerto Rico.
A dead oak leaf rests on a bed of moss at the base of a tree at the Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia.
An american beautyberry bush (Callicarpa americana) grows at the Bon Air Park and Memorial Rose Gardens in Arlington Virginia.
Some grass seed heads catch the evening light at Assateague Island National Seashore in Maryland.
The colors of a hot spring viewed at close range at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.
Dead grasses in a snow-covered field at the United States National Arboretum in Washington D.C.
A field of dewy clover (Trifolium sp.) grows near the Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington Virginia.
The grass of the sand dunes against a blue sky at Assateague Island National Seashore in Maryland.
An American sycamore leaf (Platanus occidentalis) on the rocks by the Potomac River at the Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area in West Virginia.
A forest of loblolly pine trees (Pinus taeda) grows along Miles River Road near Easton Maryland.
A Green Velvet elephant ear plant (Alocasia watsoniana 'Green Velvet') grows at the U.S. Botanical Garden Conservatory in Washington D.C.
This young china fir tree (Cunninghamia lanceolata) grows near the entrance to the Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens in Washington DC.
Colorful Indian corn hangs at a stand in Arlington Virginia.
Frost gathered on the needles of a pine branch in Centerville Ohio.
Closeup of the berries of an American Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) plant growing along the Potomac River in Virginia near Teddy Roosevelt Island.
A closeup view of some cattails (typha sp.) at Huntley Meadows Park in Fairfax County in Virginia.
Turkey tails (Trametes versicolor) grow on a log in the snow at the Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia.
A long-spined sea urchin (Diadema antillarum) washed up on Green Beach or Puntas Arenas on Vieques Island, Puerto Rico.
Weeping blue atlas cedar (Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca Pendula') branches hang from a gazebo over some blooming foxglove beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis) at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton Maryland.
Sunrise at the beach at Assateague Island National Seashore in Maryland.
An orange fungus (probably Stereum hirsutum or Stereum complicatum) growing on a log at the Audubon Swamp Garden at Magnolia Plantation near Charleston, South Carolina.
Close up on some burning logs in a campfire.
This shaggy mane or shaggy ink cap (Coprinus comatus) mushroom is growing in the Caldwell Carver Conservation Area in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
This rocky outcropping is near the Kingston Mills locks in Ontario Canada.
This dead maple leaf covered with water droplets was on a log in Gatineau Park near Chelsea, Quebec, Canada.
The morning sky over the Caribbean Sea.
A dawn view of a misty, rocky waterfall at Great Falls National Park in Virginia.
A grove of California fan palms (Washingtonia filifera) grows at the oasis at the end of the Borrego Palm Canyon Trail in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park near Borrego Springs California.
An early morning view of the waterfalls from the third overlook at Great Falls National Park in Virginia.
Green Beach or Puntas Arenas on Vieques Island off Puerto Rico with the main island in the background.
The view of a stormy sunrise from Bear Rocks at Dolly Sods Scenic Area near Davis West Virginia.
The view from Mary's Rock in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia includes the Blue Ridge Mountains.
A mussel shell sits amidst the interesting tidal patterns in the beach sand on Shelter Island in San Diego California.
The view looking North from Mary's Rock in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.
A foggy morning along East Potomac Park near Hains Point in Washington DC.
The sea meets the sand at Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman island.
A cliffs and natural arch at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park in San Diego California.
New trees sprout amidst the dead branches of a grove of California fan palms (Washingtonia filifera) growing at the oasis at the end of the Borrego Palm Canyon Trail in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park near Borrego Springs California.
A closeup of a variegated agave (Agave americana 'Marginata') at the Mission San Luis Rey de Francia in Oceanside California.
Moss and sticks on the ground along the Blackwater View Trail in Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge in West Virginia.
Wildflowers grow in a field below the rocks of the Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area in West Virginia.
The Seneca Rocks Trail ends at the top of the rocks at the Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area in West Virginia.
Wild flowers grow in a field at the Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area in West Virginia with the moon soaring overhead.
A Sacred Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) flower seed pod, shaped like a shower head, catches dewy morning light at the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in Washington DC.
A close-up on a Sulphur Shelf or Chicken of the Woods fungus (Laetiporus sulphureus) growing on a stump at the Pickering Creek Audubon Nature Center near Easton Maryland.
Sulphur Shelf or Chicken of the Woods fungus (Laetiporus sulphureus) growing on a stump at the Pickering Creek Audubon Nature Center near Easton MD.
Sulphur Shelf or Chicken of the Woods fungus (Laetiporus sulphureus) growing on a stump at the Pickering Creek Audubon Nature Center near Easton MD.
A forest of loblolly pine trees (Pinus taeda) grows along Miles River Road near Easton Maryland.
A forest of loblolly pine trees (Pinus taeda) grows along Miles River Road near Easton Maryland.
Tangles of a dead vine cover the trunk of a tree along Unionville Road near Easton Maryland.
The dewy seed head of an ornamental grass at the Bon Air Park and Memorial Rose Gardens in Arlington Virginia.
The dewy seed head of an ornamental grass at the Bon Air Park and Memorial Rose Gardens in Arlington Virginia.
Pinecones in a pile.
Fuzzy leaf of a Tibouchina grandifolia plant at Greenspring Gardens in Alexandria Virginia.
Bright berries of a fiery cascade firethorn (Pyracantha 'Fiery Cascade') at Greenspring Gardens in Alexandria Virginia.
Trees are silhouetted against the sunrise at the Hazel Mountain Overlook at the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.
Strangely shaped gourds and squash at a stand in Arlington Virginia.
Pine needles at the base of an eastern white pine tree (Pinus strobus) in the Lyndon B. Johnson Memorial Grove in Arlington Virginia.
A closeup of some thick tree bark in the Lyndon B. Johnson Memorial Grove in Arlington Virginia.
Thick tree bark in the Lyndon B. Johnson Memorial Grove in Arlington VA.
Some big artist's fungus (Ganoderma applanatum) growing on the side of a tree in the Lyndon B. Johnson Memorial Grove in Arlington Virginia.
Turkey tails (Trametes versicolor) grow on a log at Great Falls National Park in Virginia.
Bright green seaweed clings to the rocks at the shore of the island of Roatan off the coast of Honduras.
One lonely mangrove tree grows in the water near Punta Gorda on the island of Roatan off the coast of Honduras.
A rare snow storm hits White Rock Creek in Dallas Texas in March.
The view from the top of Doe Mountain in Sedona Arizona.
An ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens) grows in the desert at Big Bend National Park in Texas.
A yucca (any one of four: Yucca faxoniana, Yucca rostrata, Yucca elata, or Yucca treculean), blooms at Big Bend National Park in Texas with a giant thundercloud looming in the sky.
Rain drops cause a spider web to droop at the San Antonio Botanical Garden in San Antonio Texas.
A century plant (Agave havardiana) blooms in front of Casa Grande at Big Bend National Park in Texas.
A bloom stalk of a sotol plant (Dasylirion leiophyllum) is strangely curly in the Chisos Basin at Big Bend National Park in Texas.
The sunset lights up the mountain ridges through The Window in the Chisos Basin at Big Bend National Park in Texas.
The skeleton of a cactus makes an interesting pattern at Big Bend National Park in Texas.
A lone tree takes in the view at the top of the Lost Mine Trail at Big Bend National Park in Texas.
Hikers reach the summit and take in the view of Casa Grande from Lost Mine Trail in Big Bend National Park in Texas.
A sunrise view of the Chisos Mountains in Big Bend National Park.
Rain drops cause a spider web to droop at the San Antonio Botanical Garden in San Antonio Texas.
Closeup on a wet variegated blood banana leaf (Musa sumatrana) at the San Antonio Botanical Garden in San Antonio Texas.
White Rock Lake glistens in the sun behind a plant that has gone to seed in Dallas Texas.
Papaya trees bloom and fruit at the San Antonio Botanical Garden in San Antonio Texas.
A closeup of a leaf of a papaya tree at the San Antonio Botanical Garden in San Antonio Texas.
American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) berries ripen at the San Antonio Botanical Garden in San Antonio Texas.
American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) berries ripen at the San Antonio Botanical Garden in San Antonio Texas.
A forest after a dusting of snow in Dallas Texas.
Mt. Rainier as seen from a plane heading to Seattle Washington.
Part of the Joe Johnston Route trail at Government Canyon State Natural Area near San Antonio Texas is lined with blooming pasture heliotrope (Heliotropium tenellum.)
Leaves of White Queen Caladium (Caladium bicolor) or Angel Wings catch the sun at the San Antonio Botanical Garden in San Antonio Texas.
The leaves turn beautiful colors in autumn in Kirkland Washingto.
Ice coats some blue berries on a shrub as the result of an ice storm in Dallas Texas.
Leaves of White Queen Caladium (Caladium bicolor) or Angel Wings catch the sun at the San Antonio Botanical Garden in San Antonio Texas.
Leaves of White Queen Caladium (Caladium bicolor) or Angel Wings catch the sun at the San Antonio Botanical Garden in San Antonio Texas.
A closup on the trunk of a mule palm (X Butiagrus nabonnandii) that grows near the conservatory at the San Antonio Botanical Garden in San Antonio Texas.
A closeup on a naranjilla leaf (Solanum quitoense) at the San Antonio Botanical Garden in San Antonio Texas.
Leaves of a candlestick plant (Cassia alata) form rows at the San Antonio Botanical Garden in San Antonio Texas.
River oats (Chasmanthium latifolium) grows by a tree at the San Antonio Botanical Garden in San Antonio Texas.
A rare snow storm hits Dallas Texas in March.
Sunny day scene hiking Tolmie Peak Lookout at Mount Rainier National Park in Washington.
Trees at a Christmas tree farm in Oregon.
Closeup on some drippy red autumn leaves of a burning bush plant (Euonymus alatus).
Thick frost built up on leaves and grasses at the Bellevue Botanical Garden in Bellevue Washington.
Scenery during a visit to Crystal Mountain Ski Resort near Greenwater Washington
The leaves turn beautiful colors in autumn in Kirkland Washington near Willows Road.
Autumn leaves blanket the ground in reds, oranges, and yellow colors.
The leaves turn beautiful colors in autumn in Kirkland Washington.
Fog floats through the tall trees along the path at Bridle Trails State Park in Kirkland Washington.
A close up on the peeling bark of the Pacific Madrone (Arbutus menziesii) known locally as the madrona tree at Deception Pass State Park near Oak Harbor Washington.
A closeup of some holly berries growing in Kirkland Washington.
The view from the Inn at Gamble Sands near Brewster Washington.
The trunk of a paperbark maple (Acer griseum) at the Bellevue Botanical Garden in Bellevue Washington.
The view of the mountains and hills surrounding Lake Chelan Washington at dawn.
A holly bush (Ilex) with bright red berries grows in Kirkland Washington.
This oak leaf is in the process of turning from alive and green to dead and brown, but the transition area is a bright red orange that looks like the leaf is actually burning.
An iceberg from Portage Glacier floats serenely in Portage Lake in the Chugach National Forest in Alaska.
Dried beach grass with big cumulus clouds forming behind.
A bright red maple leaf has fallen on a bed of aquatic plants in a small stream in Kirkland Washington.
Colorful ornamental peppers growing at the Oregon Garden in Oregon.
Closeup of water clover (Marsilea mutica) at the San Antonio Botanical Garden in Texas.
A foggy day at Flag Pole Hill in Dallas Texas.
A foggy day at Flag Pole Hill in Dallas Texas.
A closeup on the spathe of a blooming titan arum plant (Amorphophallus titanum) at the US Botanical Garden in Washington DC.
Colorful porcelain berries (Ampelopsis glandulosa var. brevipedunculata) grow from a vine near the W&OD bike trail in Arlington Virginia.
Gravel dusted with snow in Minneapolis Minnesota.
A porcelainberry vine (Ampelopsis brevipedunculata) grows on a lichen-covered tree trunk at the Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens in Washington DC.
A bit of seaweed on the beach at Assateague Island National Seashore in Maryland.
Sunrise from Thorofare Mountain Overlook at the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.
Frost delicately paints the ridges of some leaves in the grass in Centerville OH.
The trees along the East Trail at Lost Maples State Natural Area near Vanderpool Texas turn color in autumn.
A yellow ginkgo biloba tree shines through the fog at Grasslawn Park in Redmond Washington.
The parigee moon sets over the hills near Brewster Washington.
The view from the top of Doe Mountain in Sedona Arizona at sunrise.
A closeup of some Northern sea oats (Chasmanthium latifolium) growing at Greenspring Gardens in Alexandria Virginia.
A closeup of some Northern sea oats (Chasmanthium latifolium) growing at Greenspring Gardens in Alexandria Virginia.
A closeup of some Northern sea oats (Chasmanthium latifolium) growing at Greenspring Gardens in Alexandria Virginia.
Unusually shaped ice formations in the Tidal Basinl in Washington DC.
Unusually shaped ice formations in the fountain of the FDR memorial in Washington DC.
American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) berries ripen at the San Antonio Botanical Garden in San Antonio Texas.
Views of the winter fog on the hills outside Chelan Washington.
Mexican fan palm trees (Washingtonia robusta) of Venice Beach in Los Angeles California fade into the fog rolling off the Pacific Ocean.
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