Monochrome Monday: The Hurd

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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

Monochrome Monday: Misty Mountain

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Glacier National Park, Montana

Travel Theme: Fresh

re-FRESH-ing Water

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Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

 

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Sunday Nature Quote: Wilderness

“The wilderness and the idea of wilderness is one of the permanent homes of the human spirit.”

Joseph Wood Krutch

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Coronado National Forest, Arizona

A Photo a Week Challenge: Texture

Contrasting Textures

Jagged rock against dirt lined waves of snow still lingering through summer into fall.

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Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

 

My entry for Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week Challenge

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

 

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Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

 

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For the Love of Geography: Tarn (glacial lake)

A TARN is a lake created in a cirque by glacial melt water, rain,  river runoff or a combination.

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Lake Jenny, Lassen National Volcanic Park, California

A Word A Week Photograph Challenge: Atmospheric

 

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Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

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A Word A Week Photograph Challenge: Violet

“Violet sky’s”

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