Monumental Trees

I was several hundred feet from these women sitting under these trees. These trees are almost the only trees around the Washington monument. I loved how they sprouted from the Earth, giving their shade to these two young women, who were reading and picnicking.

I found the scene musical, as the photo is filled at the bottom of the frame. As the colors change upwards; the ground gives way to the girls who give way to the thick limbs of the tree who give way to the red building which gives way to the spanning clouds which work with the green leaves of the tree to literally point the way to the top of the tree. The tip of the tree serves as an arrow pointing to another change... the blue sky.