Huntley Meadows

My first, but, not my last visit to Huntley Meadows.   Huntley Meadows Park is over 1500 acres of land and 1/2 miles of wetland boardwalks located in Northern Virginia, just off of Route 1.   A great birding spot — with over 200 species identified in the park.   🙂

I Want To Be A Sunflower..

So even on the darkest days I will stand tall and find the light.

 

Sunrise on the River

Sunrise on Bay River, Bayboro, North Carolina 

 

A Little More Sweet Nostalgia —

The first Saturday of July, small town Oriental, North Carolina begins its annual Croaker Festival with a parade down main street.   This year, the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band from Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, NC both marched in the parade and then, played for the town.  (By the bye MCAS, Cherry Point – just happens to be my birth place many years ago).

This is just a small snippet from the parade of some of my favorite entries.  This year I was totally enamored with the little trucks.   I want one, they were fabulous.   And … I also liked how the dragon, Oriental’s mascot, looked lovingly on to the America Flag — it is almost July 4th after all!

Songs from each military branch: “Anchors Away” for the U.S. Navy, “The Caissons Go Rolling Along” for the U.S. Army,  “The Wild Blue Yonder” for the U.S. Air Force,  and “Semper-Paratus” for the U.S. Coast Guard.  The Marine Corps Hymm, below.  (Wouldn’t you know my phone rang right in the middle, so missed a bit and split in two).  

The Marine’s Hymm (Halls of Montezuma)

The 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band from MCAS – Cherry Point, NC

 

Roses in Wilson (North Carolina)

The Rose Garden, in Wilson, North Carolina contains over 1200 rose plants consisting of 180 different varieties.  The roses typically bloom between May and October each year.  I’ve stopped several times traveling between Southern Maryland and Oriental, North Carolina to smell the roses (or to photograph them).   They are simply beautiful — !

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Sunrise From the Arlington House, Arlington National Cemetery

The Arlington House (also known as the Lee House) sits on the hillside over looking the Potomac River and Washington, DC.    The Arlington House looks over 250,000 military grave sites.  These photos were taken standing directly in front of the Arlington House over looking the eternal flame of John F. Kennedy’s grave site and the rest of Washington, DC.   Can you imagine this sunrise/view every day?

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Visit Fine Art America to purchase a print of “Sunrise from the Arlington House”…. 

Flowers that fly and all but sing. — Robert Frost

Visit Fine Art America to purchase a print of “Flowers that fly and all but sing”…. 

Flowers at Mattamuskeet

I was looking for lions, tigers, or bears… found flowers instead at Mattamuskeet, North Carolina.

Visit Fine Art America to purchase a print of  Flowers at Mattamuskeet…. 

The Green Butterfly

Symbol of good and love — 

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Spring is in the Air…

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