I woke up this morning to the sound of the rain pounding on the roof of my house. I looked out to see a cloudy, gray sky, and everything looked gloomy. I could see the water dripping down to the ground from the ends of the leaves. The trees looked a little different today, but I could not tell what was different about them. I walked away from my window to get ready for school. As I drove to Heritage, I noticed that all of the trees were beginning to look different. Sitting at a red light, I took a closer look at the trees, and I noticed that the leaves were changing color. I got happy knowing that fall was approaching faster than I thought it was. Looking at the trees reminded me of my visit to the Potomac River last year. I remember how my siblings, and I were walking down the trail to the river. They would be in front of me and I would be way in the back because I would stop every 30 seconds to take a picture of the colorful trees. They were so pretty, and at the time, I thought to myself how happy I was to be there to see the beautiful transition from summer to fall. When I got to school, I went through my pictures that I took at the Red Rock Wilderness Overlook Regional Park (the Potomac River trail). One of the pictures that I took of the trees reminded me of the color change I saw today on my way to school. It reminded me of how us students went through a similar transition this past month as we entered a new school year, which is our last one before college. Like the sky, I also became sad at the thought of entering our last high school year before college. The bell rang for class, so I took one last look at the pictures before telling myself that I would go back this weekend or upcoming month to see the color change and transition of the trees like I will watch all of my peers graduate and start a new chapter of their lives this upcoming June at the graduation ceremony.