A trip down Skyline Drive, in the Shenandoah National Park, provides a multitude of photographic opportunities, regardless of the season. The wonderful Turk's Cap lily, nestled in with wild sunflowers, attract a wide variety of colorful butterflies.
I took this picture in Mt. Rainier NP. Each year Mt. Rainier has one of the best wild flower shows on earth. The spectacular blooming last for less than two weeks. It's such a nature wonder that I think everyone should try to experience it at least...
Took photo during a rainstorm hense the raindrops on the rose.
There were a couple of these in this big meadow of wildflowers. So I singled one out and got some macro shots of it. I love the colors in these flowers.
Columbine flowers within a forest of aspen on the edge of Cataracts Lake (off-camera).
Back in 2003 I spent an evening with some close college buds observing the Northern Lights. The experience was surreal and totally mind blowing. Since than the Sun's Solar Cycle was on the decline (heading towards Solar Min), meaning less Aurora...
Soco Falls are a family friendly set of falls to explore. A new viewing platform has been added in the last year or so (2008), giving the falls much easier access that the whole family can enjoy, including seniors. The short path down to the falls is...
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This image was taken at Longwood Gardens. I blurred the background on purpose to create the soft effect. This image was cropped from the original capture.
Gray-Headed Coneflowers in a lakeplain prairie. Lakeplain prairies are an extremely rare ecosystem. Less than 1% of the original lakeplain prairie remains. At present,only about 1000 acres remain in scattered parcels.
the small flowers were blooming everywhere by the roadside
Cactus housed in the tropical garden located at the International Peace Garden
I caught a glimpse of this driving on the Interstate, took the first exit and then spent a while finding a road that would bring me close to the field. It was adjacent to public hunting grounds, so I was able to park and walk to a good vantage point.
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