Claude Moore Park: July

This is the fifth installment in a year-long series of monthly scenes from Claude Moore Park in Sterling, VA. To read from the beginning, please visit the past months:





South Entrance to Claude Moore Park, July 2015

We began the month with an Old-Fashioned Family 4th of July Celebration (the parts we could sneak in between gigantic thunderstorms).

Pony Ride


Out the Lanesville Window



July in Virginia is its usual long, hot, hazy, beautiful self.

Yellow Flowers


Kitchen Garden

The pumpkins in the new kitchen garden seem to be loving the heat.

Archaeology Camp

Summer camps are in full swing. Here, my eldest daughter is exploring the set-up for Archaeology Camp.


We spent most of our photography time this month around the ponds and in the woods, the places my young helpers wanted to explore.

Turtle on Log



Tree Profiles


There are some gorgeous older trees in the forests north of the Visitor’s Center. I thought the shape of the one above was particularly interesting.



Behind the Visitor's Center

The lush wildflower garden behind the Visitor’s Center is so pretty right now. One could do an interesting photography project right there, photographing the seasonal changes of the garden and birds who visit. For now, I’m still enjoying my little strolls around the park. As we were leaving via the South Entrance the other day (the image I feature at the top of each of these monthly posts), my two-year-old asked if I needed to stop to take pictures. Maybe next month I’ll give cameras to the kids and see what images they can capture.

About rbpepper

Rebecca is an artist, writer, and photographer with degrees in Theater and Social Work, and is currently a Stay at Home Mom to her three kids. Some part of her house is always a mess, she lets her kids paint on the table and design their own costumes, and she makes excellent allergen-free cookies. She lives with her equally creative husband and children in a part of Virginia known for being "pretty close to Dulles Airport", and dreams of moving to an old farmhouse in New England.
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