The Importance Of Hindsight

This piece is a continuation of yesterday’s trip to Shenandoah National Park. If you missed it you can read it here. In case you didn’t know, I love water. I am drawn to it so I love waterfalls. But here I decided to try to do something a bit different.

Golden Ragwort Waterfall
Golden Ragwort Waterfall

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Shenandoah Morning

I was debating with myself whether or not to take a trip down to Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah National Park. At 1:30am, at the very last minute, I decided to go for it. The drive down was very exciting as I drove through a thunderstorm practically the whole way. And this was an active storm cell, lightning every 5 seconds or so and lots of streaks. Everything would be normal then all the sudden the whole landscape lit up in front of me from the bright lightning. Very distracting while I was driving, but great fun to watch. I was hoping to reach Shenandoah National Park in time to try and get some lightning shots but it was not to be this time. The storms that seemed to hover over my car ended up getting too far to the west for photography. However, the sunrise was pretty nice…

Goldenrod Morning
Goldenrod Morning

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Lake Roland 5.11.18

After a sleepless night I decided to go to Lake Roland near the Baltimore City / County line to do some birding. Arriving at 7:15am there was still some hazy fog in the air creating sunbeams through the trees. I was mainly looking for warblers though most of the warblers were hiding from me. I was able to get a couple pictures that I like.

Common Yellowthroat
Common Yellowthroat

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Birding At Cromwell Valley Park 5.8.18

Today I woke up early and decided to go to Cromwell Valley Park to look for warblers. The birding was tough but I got a few nice images…

Yellow Warbler
Yellow Warbler

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Grand Prismatic Spring or The Hill You Rode In On

The other day I wrote about Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Prismatic Spring. I’m going to write more about my visit to the Grand Prismatic Spring today. If you have been following my blog you know the hardest thing I’ve ever done was the Virgin River Narrows hike in Zion National Park. Before that hike the hardest thing I had ever done was climbing the hill behind the Grand Prismatic Spring off the Fairy Falls Trail. First off I will show the picture I captured from the top of the hill…

The Grand Prismatic Spring from above
Grand Prismatic Pano

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