Beauty Abounds in our National Parks

In 2016, as the U.S. National Park system celebrated its centennial, I found myself thinking about what the park system means to me. These parks have been places of refuge to me: places where I went to find rest, challenge, and inspiration. To remind myself that I am small, but a part of something much bigger than my life. These are some of my favorites.

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I’ve been away from my computer, road tripping through the beautiful South. This picture’s from the blackwater swamp at Cypress Gardens, just outside Charleston, SC.

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This week I took a trip out to the Maryland Therapeutic Riding Center, a wonderful place filled with wonderful people. I tried to get some pictures of the local Canadian geese, but they wouldn’t let me. I settled for this gate view instead.

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I recently went down to Charleston, South Carolina to attend the first annual YALLFest event. It was a great weekend and gave me a chance to eat pie and soak in some southern charm. I’ve always been interested in old graveyards, even though it made my high school photography teacher worry. She wanted me to take pictures of kitties. But there’s something about the rich layers of history and memory that keep drawing me to headstones and family plots. Sorry Ms. Arnold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A tree floating on water at Patuxent Research Park, Maryland.