Grateful for the cooler-than-usual summer, I have been able to get out hiking in the mountains in August, which is unheard of for me. And eager to get my hiking legs back into shape, last weekend I hiked the Tuscarora trail in the George Washington National Forest (nearly 9 miles), and today the Appalachian trail in Shenandoah national park (7 1/2 miles).
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Last weekend made it out to McKee Beshers wildlife management area in montgomery county, near poolesville, MD, where there are several sunflower fields that pop out in the summer. Although this field was slightly past peak, still a fine summery show.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Over the last five months I've hiked in Great Falls, VA and/or the adjacent parks/hiking areas of
Riverbend and Difficult Run at least four times, and this is a place that always manages to amaze.
Each season there has its own beauty. Pulling together a few of my favorite shots over the years.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
After the cherry blossoms have come and gone, I like to go in search of Virginia bluebells which coat the trails around streams and rivers in Northern Virginia. The bluebell trail of Bull Run Regional Park is usually a sure thing for these and did not disappoint a few weeks ago.
Friday, April 11, 2014
A few weeks ago, a late March snowfall dusted the city after spring had already sprung and some blossoms had already bloomed. Cloaking the district in one last (?) white cover for the season. So beautiful.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
There have been so many snowfalls this winter (including one coming tonight/tomorrow) that I am behind on posting snow photos! A few weeks ago, in the wind and cold, manassas battlefield national park was looking sublime as the sun was starting to set on the snowy fields and beautifully lit trees. Well worth the cold wet feet and practically numb fingers!
Sunday, January 26, 2014
For 2014, I made only a few simple new year's resolutions, one of which is WALK MORE. Notwithstanding the cold temperatures, I did just that this past weekend. Two days, two parks in fairfax county, virginia, nearly 15 miles done, and feet only a little worse for the wear. Happy to be out walking in the snow.