Thursday, July 3, 2014

Great Falls is great -- VA edition

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.  

Nov. 2006

June 2011

Dec. 2007

June 2014
Dec. 2007

June 2011

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

virginia bluebells

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

snowy spring in the city

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

snowy battlefield

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

winter walking

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.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

welcome 2014

Ringing in the new year with a little cleansing snow.  The snow always makes a cold winter's night look more inviting.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Four score and seven years ago

On the eve of the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's famous Gettysburg speech, for the first time ever, I visited Gettysburg National Military Park.  And spent a misty November day wandering the Gettysburg National Cemetery, the trails around the park, and taking in the monuments, moody trees, and bucolic fields.