One Word Photo Challenge: Lemon

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Travel Theme: Above

No fences, no guard rails, no safety nets…and I still took this photo from the edge. My great fear of falling couldn’t keep me from capturing this view.

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Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona

 

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Converge

Bridge, sand and sea converge

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Colonial Beach, West Yarmouth, Cape Cod Mass

 

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Photography 101: Triumph

After a month-long road trip in 2005 I realized I’d been to 47 of our 48 contiguous states. If I’d known this I would have driven the two hours north. This minor annoyance haunted my travels for several years. Then in 2009, a few months into my two-year road trip, I finally arrived in my 48th state – North Dakota. Many friends remarked “This obsession with visiting North Dakota is a little strange. There’s nothing there.” For me the only reply was “It’s there.”

This is my triumph…

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

Photography 101: Double

Double Falls

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Rifle Falls State Park, Colorado

Photography 101: Edge

Jagged EDGES plunge upward from Crater Lake, a small memory of Mount Mazama. Phantom Ship Island gets its name from its ghost ship like appearance, especially in fog.

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Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Photography 101: Glass

What mysteries hide behind this old glass window?

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Photography 101: Treasure

Our National Treasures…

There are nearly 400 treasured units maintained and preserved by the National Park Service. Among these include national parks, monuments, preserves, recreation areas, lakes and seashores, rivers, trails and parkways. Also included are various historic and archaeological units including landmarks, memorials and battlefields. While national forests are maintained by the US Department of Agriculture I include them in my national park category because I treasure them as such. It has been my goal to visit each of these units both of the National Park Service and forest. I lost count at 56, even so I know I have a very long way to go. Here are just a few samples of our national treasures.

Parks listed in order top to bottom:
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
White Sands National Monument, New Mexico
Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, Kentucky & Tennessee
Lassen National Volcanic Park, California
Coronado National Forest, Arizona
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona
Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona
Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, New Jersey & Pennsylvania
Castillo de San Marcos National  Monument, Florida
Serpent Mound, National Historic Landmark, Ohio
Colonial National Historic Park, Virginia
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Death Valley National Park, California
Saguaro National Park, Arizona
Acadia National Park, Maine
Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming
Badlands National Park, South Dakota
Blue Ridge National Parkway, North Carolina & Virginia

Weekly Photo Challenge: Angular

Cooper River Bridge, Charleston, SC

Cooper River Bridge, Charleston, South Carolina

 

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One Word Photo Challenge: Mahogany

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Maple Island Park, Paw Paw Michigan  

 

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