Saturday, the D.C. area got its first snow storm of the winter. It's was a time for snuggling up under a blankie on the couch, sipping some hot chocolate and slipping a movie into the Blu-ray. For those of us like to take pictures, it was also a time to head outside to see what we can see.
Personally, I wandered over to Arlington National Cemetery. I'd wanted to get down to the Mall as well, but there wasn't just snow coming down and cameras aren't very fond of the wet. So I had to be satisfied with Arlington.
And, despite only spending about 45 or so minutes strolling its quiet paths, I was.
The colors in this one immediately caught my eye from a good distance. The snow was coming down, but there wasn't quite enough to cover the fallen leaves...yet.
I also shot a close-up for better detail, and when I looked at it later, I was surprised to see exactly what I’d captured. If you take a close look at the picture (click on it) and look at the campaigns these men served in, in just this one small area of Arlington there are veterans of the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and Operation Iraqi Freedom. The stone front-right with the gold lettering belongs to Medal of Honor recipient Ordinary Seaman Gustav Adolf Sundquist, who served in Cuba (where he received the Medal) and later in World War I.