Saturday, December 01, 2007

Roosevelt Island

Today a couple of friends and I headed out to explore Roosevelt Island. Located north of the memorial bridge and south of Francis Scott Key bridge in the middle of the Potomac River, this island is a perfect escape from the city. The last time I drove past this island the trees were full of the colors of fall. Unfortunately that was over a month ago and now a lot of the trees are bare for the winter. Even though it was a little cool (43F) it was still a gorgeous sunny day to explore.

Fall foliage and a field of cattails.

Theodore Roosevelt

His thoughts on nature: "There is delight in the hardy life of the open. There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness. That can reveal its mystery, its melancholy, and its charm. The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased and not impaired in value. Conservation means development as much as it does protection."

East-coast fountains in the fall

1 comment:

Paige said...

We have never made it out there in all our years in DC...someday! Looks like you had a fun time!