7am on a sleepy Sunday morning on N. Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT: Finally, the cars are off the street, and the rain is saturating the colors of the turning, autumn leaves. Few people are out except for some joggers, church-goers, and me.
I’ve driven, walked, and biked past these storefronts all summer long and admired the uniqueness of these facades. Each has it’s own character, just like each of the 3 trees. On this sleepy Autumn morning, conditions were just right to capture the bright yellow leaves on these trees, unobstructed by cars or pedestrians. My inspiration came from the Edward Hopper painting, Early Sunday Morning.