29 Oct 12. While sitting around the breakfast table this morning in the motel where we were staying for the APAC seminar, one of the other individuals joining us for the meal asked if we had ever been to the Tulalip Resort to look at the art work. We said no but as it was on the way home we thought we might give it a go, and we did. There wasn't as much art work there as was suggested, but what we saw was quite nice, nice enough to recommend it to anyone in the area who might be passing that way. But more impressive to me was the beautiful landscaping all over that campus and today it was in full fall display. An area directly in front of the main entrance to the casino is landscaped with several Japanese Maples that were about as brilliant a red-orange as I ever seen; while I have no idea if the color is how they always turn or if it is just special this year, it was most memorable.They were however situated such that the images of them are far too busy, so if I do share one or two it will have to be after severely cleaning them up. However, there were lots of leaves on the ground which were both colorful and sporting many drops of water on their surfaces. This shot has been severely cropped at the top, had a wee bit of structural enhancement added, along with a minimal amount of saturation increase applied to specific parts of the image. Otherwise it is basically straight from the camera. D300s; Aperture Priority; 18 - 200; ISO 200; 1/160 sec @ f / 7.1.