Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens (National Park Service) is one of my favorite places here in Washington, D.C. It's a wonderful bit of nature tucked away in the outskirts of the city. I try to visit every summer to see the flowers and wildlife and I'm never disappointed. Here are several photos from my recent visit.
The lotus flowers bloom every June and July and they are gorgeous. If you're lucky, you will also see some wildlife. Here are a couple of a blue heron and one of a green heron:
The water lilies can also be quite beautiful.
Spring is here in Washington and it's just lovely. The weather is warm and sunny and everywhere you look, the flowers are blooming. I brought my camera to work and spent some time at lunch taking a few photos. I feel so fortunate to live and work in such a beautiful place.
I just got back from a short trip to West Virginia. I was there for recreation, but took some time to take some photos. The snow was beautiful. Here are a couple of photos that I think turned out pretty well. Enjoy!
I visited Blackwater Falls State Park in West Virginia over Indigenous Peoples' weekend. It was peak season for fall foliage and there was a lot of water in the falls. Above and immediately below are photos of Blackwater Falls from two different vantage points. The falls are formed where the Blackwater River transitions from Canaan Valley into rugged Blackwater Canyon. The river gets its name from the tannin-darkened water.
Bellow are images of Blackwater Canyon, Elakala Falls, and Lindy Point, which again features Blackwater Canyon. I had a great visit to the Park and I'm pleased that I was able to bring home some wonderful photos.