Tag Archives: National Parks

Sand Dunes

I have now been to the Great Sand Dunes National Park in all seasons and at different times of day. It fascinates me how each time has been different. This is what makes Photography interesting to me. No matter how many times you use the same subject matter, you can always find something different.

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Mesa Verde

The girls and I flew to Cortez, CO yesterday to spend a couple of hours in Mesa Verde National Park. We joined my brother and his wife for part of their road trip from Montana. I visited Mesa Verde about 20 years ago with my parents, and it was fun to experience it with my daughters. They had fun climbing the ladders and checking out the stone houses.

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In Adams family style we always take a picture of the entrance sign, as we are exiting the park.

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Cliff Palace in Black and White

 

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The girls posing with daddy
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Auntie Karen snuggling with the three year old.

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Cliff Palace from across the canyon
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About to enter the Cliff Palace
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Looking down on Cliff Place

 

River Rapids in Black and White

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“Too many times we stand aside and let the waters slip away, till what we put off till tomorrow has now become today. So don’t you sit upon the shoreline and say you’re satisfied. Choose to chance the rapids and dare to dance the tide.”

I couldn’t find who this was attributed to.

Three Drowned Rats…

Before moving to Colorado last summer I spent my final weekend in Montana at Glacier National Park. My parents were in town to help drive the moving truck. We drove up to Glacier and hiked to Avalanche Lake in the rain. The guys made the trek while my mother and sister-in-law stayed dry in the van. Chickens!!!! Anyway the hike was fun despite the rain. The only negative about the whole experience was my camera died. I believe it drowned because of all the rain.

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A Drowned Rat
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The Papa Drowned Rat
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The Brother Drowned Rat
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Three Drowned Rats at Avalanche Lake

This is the Avalanche Lake I saw. My brother was there a couple of weeks ago. Boy what a difference a little sun makes.

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Strolling the Mall

This is really the only mall I would want to spend hours upon hours at.

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Jefferson Memorial in HDR
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Lincoln Memorial at dusk
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Washington Monument in Black and White
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Reflecting Pool at dusk
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Washington Monument with Cherry Blossoms
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Smithsonian Castle
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World War 2 Memorial in Black and White
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Tidal Basin with Jefferson Memorial and Cherry Blossoms
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Jefferson Memorial in Black and White
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Saying from World War 2 memorial