Whirligig Park – Wilson, NC

This one-of-a-kind, two acre art park features 31 of Vollis Simpson’s whiligigs in the heart of Historic Downtown Wilson, North Carolina.  For more information visit the wilsonwhirligigpark.org website.


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.   🙂



Playing hide and seek with a red-bellied woodpecker at General Smallwood State Park in beautiful Southern Maryland.


Sinnemahoning State Park, Pennsylvania

Sinnemahoning State Park is a 1,910 acre park located near the center of the Pennsylvania Wilds’ scenic valley region.  It has beautiful scenery and wildlife.   The park is surrounded by Elk State Forest and is mountainous with deep valleys.  

Visit Fine Art America to purchase a print of Sinnemahoning State Park, Pennsylvania

A local hidden treasure, NPS Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens

NPS Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens

NPS Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens

I’ve lived in suburban Maryland outside of Washington, DC for most of my life and never knew of the National Park Services’ Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Garden until this past October.   This park dates back to 1926 and preserves some of the beautiful natural treasures of Washington, DC.   They say, “in an old dance wind, water, and land combine here”.    And I believe it.  

NPS Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens

NPS Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens

The park is located in northeast Washington, DC just south of the Route 50, Baltimore-Washington Parkway, and Kenilworth Avenue intersection.    Park entrance is at 1550 Anacostia Avenue, NE, Washington, DC.   You can get there by vehicle, metro and yes … even canoe.

Although “life” wasn’t bustling in the park in October —  there were remnants of beautiful flowers, water lilies, and foliage.    The boardwalk was perfect for seeing birds, ducks, cranes and the start of beautiful fall colors.   Frankly, I can’t wait to visit this spring and summer… stay tuned!

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