|11/6/23 Roosevelt neighborhood|
An errand in the U-District gave me a new neighborhood for my leaf-peeping tour. I don’t like to drive there because parking is scarce, but the residential streets are worth seeing anyway, even if I can’t stop. Coming home through Roosevelt, I fell upon some more colorful streets that were close enough to walk to, but not on this morning – it was another day of non-stop rain.
Pulling over to catch this street of color, I didn’t even bother to turn on my wipers. When I finished, I stuck my sketchbook out the window to give the sketch some local DNA. Rain is here for the long haul – might as well embrace it. (When I start whining in January, feel free to quote me.)
In fact, rain has a benefit for both sketching and photography: It makes colors look richer and brighter.