Goose, Swimming in the Clouds

A recent walk to Frogshackle Pond yielded an interesting view:

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Happy National Parks Week!

I couldn’t let this week go by without posting a few pictures of National Parks. Both of these were taken while camping at Shenandoah National Park last summer. The forest floor, thick and green with ferns, as seen from the Appalachian Trail,Ferns

and clouds rolling in over the blue ridge mountains, as seen from Skyline Drive at dusk.Skyline Drive with Mist at Dusk

 

 

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A Sea of Bluebells

As promised earlier, here are some more shots of the absolutely gorgeous bluebells at Riverbend Park, on the banks of the Potomac River in Virginia, just north of Great Falls National Park.

Bluebells and WoodsBluebell from Beneath 2Bluebell from BeneathPath Through Bluebells 2Bluebell Close UpBluebell and Blue RiverBluebell Overhanging the Potomac

When I ran out of room on my memory card I sat down on a bench to savor the beauty around me.  Many visitors walked by, people of all ages speaking a variety of languages, and I thought how wonderful it was that we could all come to this park to enjoy this lovely morning. I said hello to an older couple as they passed, and the gentleman stopped and switched to English to ask if I was okay.

“Oh, I’m fine,” I said, “I’m just sitting for a while to appreciate the flowers.”

“Are you sure?” he asked with concern. “Your knees are so dirty, it looks like you had a bad fall.”

I looked down and began to laugh, then explained that my knees were dirty from kneeling to take flower-level pictures, and I really was okay. I thanked him for his kind concern, which I did appreciate.

Of course I had no idea that I was such a sight, I was so distracted. These colors, this light, fill my soul with joy.

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