I believe that October is the finest month to be outdoors in Maryland. It's often sunny, usually we enjoy mild temperatures and it's always breathtakingly beautiful.
I'm still trying to master my digital SLR camera. So I spent an enjoyable couple of hours this Saturday afternoon at the Montpelier Mansion reading the camera's confusing manual and trying to decipher a few more controls.
I lucked upon a painting class that had moved away from their easels for lunch. Their break gave me the opportunity to capture the paintings and their landscape subjects together.
A quick slideshow from Montpelier afternoon is found here. Use the full screen mode for best viewing.
Enjoy October while you can, winter will be here soon.