It is cold outside. Heck, it is cold inside. The first few days of 2018 has been some of the coldest days we have experienced in the D.C. area in quite some time. Yesterday, I went for a short hike in the park. After thirty minutes, I was back in my car. I wasn’t tired. … Continue reading Cold is a relative thing
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Even on a cloudy, drizzly, cold, windy, autumn day, Cape Breton Highlands National Park is a revelation. Cape Breton is an island off Nova Scotia. Buffeted by the winds of the Atlantic Ocean, the rugged beauty of the island is a sight to behold. As you drive through the Cabot Trail along the coast, you… Continue reading Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Grand Teton National Park
Words are inadequate. Schwabacker Landing in the Morning. And this is just the beginning.
The early February 2010 winter storm paralyzed the Washington D.C. area for days. If you didn’t have far to go, the snow made the mundane beautiful.
Fall is definitely here in Northern Virginia. The trees are finally resplendent in coloration. The lack of rain may have dampened the deep red, orange and yellow hues so prevalent in autumns past, but the warm weather affords many opportunities for walks in the parks and nature reserves that dot the Washington area. Huntley Meadows,… Continue reading Impressionistic Reflections
Mid Autumn in Northern Virginia
It’s almost November and the leaves are finally getting some color in Northern Virginia. It’s been a relatively dry summer and early fall. As a consequence, the leaves aren’t really colorful – dull red, dull yellow, dull orange, dull brown. Still, you will find the occasional brightly colored leaf or two. Fall is a beautiful… Continue reading Mid Autumn in Northern Virginia
Autumn in Fort Valley
Roadtrip! A mild October day was the catalyst for a short, mostly unplanned trip to the Fort Valley area of Virginia. After an hour driving westward on I66, and lunch at Front Royal, Virginia, it was time to decide. Visit Shenandoah National Park or drive towards the Massanutten high country? Virginia is a beautiful state. … Continue reading Autumn in Fort Valley