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.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Veteran's Day

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Women's Vietnam Memorial

Korean War Veterans Memorial

Marine Corps War Memorial

United States Air Force Memorial

National World War II Memorial

Monday, September 30, 2013

First peek of fall

This past weekend, the very beginnings of the fall foliage were starting to peek through at Shenandoah River State Park.  The weather was perfect for a 8 mile hike, overcast, not too hot.