I decided to head out yet again this morning to Bull Run Regional Park. With several consecutive days of warm and sunny temperatures, the leaves have really begun to come out in force here. Freshly emerging leaves and buds in the spring time seem to be one of the most understated and under appreciated shows in nature. While they may not be as showy as the large swaths of color found in autumn, I find the colors to be breathtaking, especially after a long brown winter, and especially with the sun providing backlight and causing the the various hues of leaves, buds, and flowers to take on a glowing appearance. In this photograph, I utilized the harsh sunlight to backlight the leaves and showcase the array of colors.