Pat Kennedy - Your Washington, DC Real Estate Connection


I saw this driving home. Wow!

Today, I was driving home.  There was this tree.  And the sun was shining on the leaves.   And that song, "Autumn Leaves" started to go through my thoughts. 

Every block or so. there is a really, really red tree.  And if you pass it at just the right time, it's just pure magic.

Oh, and the other magic?  I grabbed this one with my iPhone.


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Comment balloon 20 commentsPatricia Kennedy • November 14 2012 08:02PM


Hi Patricia, this is gorgeous , I wonder what is the name of the tree?  It reminds me of my neighbor's golden tree in the Summer.

Posted by Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale (Kwee Huset Realty) almost 8 years ago

Beautiful, Pat. You i{Phone takes far better pics than my Droid. :(


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) almost 8 years ago

You are so lucky to have beautiful fall colors. We don't get much color here in the Houston area. We go from green to brown in a matter of days, with little color in between. Beautiful photo, Patricia!

Posted by Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area (David Tracy Real Estate) almost 8 years ago

Red is in and matches your hair, no doubt why your eye was drawn, is my guess....LOL

Posted by Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA (Winston Realty, Inc.) almost 8 years ago

Wow these colors do take your breathe away don't they

Have a great day


Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) almost 8 years ago

Hi Patricia, I too am taken to that song when I see such beautiful colors!  The Japanese maples are in full color here also!  

Thanks for sharing!


Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services) almost 8 years ago

Patricia: Fall is so spectacular with its turning leaves. What a great photo.

Posted by Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker ((831) 626-4000) almost 8 years ago

Nice job Pat!  We have several maples and though they turn red, none are this beaufiul red!

Posted by DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas (Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA) almost 8 years ago

That is pretty and magical.  I had a similar experience in the morning looking a few red trees.  They are so pretty.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) almost 8 years ago

Hi Pat, every so often I see a tree like that. And when the sun shines on it just right, the tree looks like it's on "fire". Very pretty!

Posted by Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!" (Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY) almost 8 years ago

And this is why I love this time of year. The changing of the leaves is something I never saw growing up in Arizona!

Posted by Kathryn Maguire, Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach ( (757) 560-0881) almost 8 years ago

The maple tree in my front yard is finally beautiful.  It is a gorgeous red/orange.  I might post a photo of it!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 8 years ago

Good Morning Pat, what a great picture. It is nice to see some color as all our trees and flowers have turned a "winter brokwn".  Have a great Thursday

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) almost 8 years ago

Pat, Fall is in full swing there. Thanks for pausing, even getting it on your camera phone for us, and sharing all that beauty....

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) almost 8 years ago

Hi Pat, really special reds for sure. Thanks for sharing

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 ) almost 8 years ago

Pat, It is breath-taking.  We are so truly blessed with the beauty and bounty of Nature.  

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) almost 8 years ago

What a stunning photo, Pat. Thanks for sharing, I love the Fall colors that you get up there!!!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) almost 8 years ago

Thanks for all of your comments!

I think this is a sugar maple, but I'm not sure.  There is something about the way the sun was hitting this late in the afternoon.  When I drove by today (it was really overcast), it was pretty, but not like this. 

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) almost 8 years ago

Wow...magical indeed! Love the burst of energy you feel from! the photo..nice work

Posted by Kathleen Garvey, Denver's Neighborhood Expert - Listings & Sales (HomeSmart Cherry Creek - Denver) almost 8 years ago

Patricia - loved the colorful tree... I have been viewing some lovley fall colors too.. it is always a special time of year.. as are all seasons.. something uniquly beautiful always for us to view and share.

Posted by Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets! (Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty) almost 8 years ago