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American Roots Photography No.2 - Vermont Country Sunrise

September 03, 2015 - This is my second installment of what I am calling my American Roots Photography project where I am attempting to emulat...
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Room(s) With a Milky Way View

July 24, 2014 - This is another in a series of images from my friend's home on Lynd's Hill Rd, Plymouth, VT. I am sure some will recogni...
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Let There Be (No) Light

July 02, 2014 - I had a blind date when I was a sophomore in college in Syracuse, NY. I was from a small town in Mississippi, she was fr...
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Throwback Thursday 1. Starry Winter Night

May 29, 2014 - Just as cameras and photography techniques improve, so also does post-processing software. Today an amazing selection of...
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Nothing New Under The Sun

May 18, 2014 - Today I post a picture of Trajan's Market as I am finally again processing some of my photos from Italy. Starting mid-20...
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Salute to the Street Cleaners

May 01, 2014 - The above captures the Catania Cathedral of St. Agatha (Catania Sicily) early in the morning. St. Agatha is one of the e...
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New Lens, New Great American Landscape

April 07, 2014 - With the Italy trip only 3 days away I went to the Great Falls on Sunday to do a little landscape practice with my new m...
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New Lens, New Views on Spring

March 27, 2014 - Winter seems to be lingering longer than normal in Northern, VA but today was moderately warmer and I had a new lens mou...
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NYC Urban Landscape

March 07, 2014 - The city that never sleeps - NYC. Recently Claire and I joined 2 other close couples/friends for a weekend in the city....
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Snowy Suburban Creek

February 18, 2014 - I have been busy putting together a video of my fishing trip to Alaska and neglecting getting out for new images. With o...
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Snow Place Like Home III

January 30, 2014 - Yet another country home picture near Waterford, VA taken after the January 21 snowfall. In this case the stories I wond...
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Snow Place Like Home II

January 28, 2014 - This is another shot done just after the Northern Virginia snowfall of January 21. This Waterford, VA home, circa 1820,...
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Snow Place Like Home

January 23, 2014 - Yesterday felt very much like being back in Vermont. On Tuesday we received a decent snow fall and the temperatures got...
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Another Tree Poem

January 16, 2014 - I THINK that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the sweet earth'...
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Snowy Suburbia Sunrise

January 03, 2014 - We are probably staying in Virginia for the winter which has very mild winters by Vermont standards. And I have become a...
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Thanksgiving Message from Maine

November 28, 2013 - Both software and my processing skills improve with time. I originally took and posted this image in August, 2012 but I...
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Suburban Sunset

October 31, 2013 - When we come to Northern Virginia I miss the abundant natural landscape opportunities just outside my front door. But I...
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Fall View From Rocks

October 11, 2013 - Those who follow this blog will recognize this scene and I have been encouraged by some to capture the view in all 4 sea...
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Vermont Peak Foliage Sunrise

October 10, 2013 - "The first week of October in Vermont is the unbearably beautiful American time and place. Brilliant yellow birch-covere...
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Variations on an Iconic Shot

October 05, 2013 - We all like visiting well known places like the Eiffel Tower and, of course, taking a photo to show family and friends....
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Red, White, and Blue

September 29, 2013 - As I have said before, often when shooting there is the picture you intended to shoot and the one that presents itself....
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Not Summer, Not Fall

September 26, 2013 - Partly because I have been working on my Alaska photos and partly because I have been lacking inspiration, I have not ta...
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How Low? 1.4/1600

September 03, 2013 - Today's post is definitely inspired by my technical side. The 2 images posted were shot at Emerald Isle on August 26 a h...
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Morning Bath

September 01, 2013 - On our last morning in Emerald Isle I visited the "infinity" pool one more time in an attempt to get a back lit gull. I...
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Before Sunrise at the Beach

August 26, 2013 - Getting up early has never been a problem for me but my photography gives me added incentive. Claire and I are vacationi...
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Sunrise at Temporary Alaskan Home

August 19, 2013 - I have returned from my Alaskan Fishing trip and have many pictures to share but will be merciful and only post a few. B...
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Weight of Winter

July 13, 2013 - My cousin Edie suggested I need a seasonal picture from the same vantage point atop Lynd's Hill as the nice summer shot...
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Room(s) With a View (3)

July 12, 2013 - As I have written before, I have a good friend that lives on top of a hill in Plymouth, VT. Together we have been workin...
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Passing Storm

July 07, 2013 - Our town July 4th fireworks were scheduled for last Friday night but a thunderstorm came through at 7P. Ultimately the f...
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Happy July 4th

July 04, 2013 - Each year a group of individuals put on a fireworks display on our lake - Lake Rescue. They pay for the fireworks out of...
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Foggy Morning

June 27, 2013 - We have been having a very rainy June in Vermont and I have to carefully pick my times for bike rides - thank goodness f...
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Sunrise, Moonset

June 25, 2013 - Following up on yesterday's post, as I finished shooting the Super Moon and was starting to pack, it occurred to me that...
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It's Only A Super Moon

June 24, 2013 - You know you are probably becoming a little obsessive about photography when you get out of bed at 3:15A to get a pictur...
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Coolidge Meets Fellini

June 22, 2013 - On Wednesday as I my bike ride was taking me to the top of Plymouth Notch, I spied this meadow and undulating hill set a...
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Lithe and Lovely Lupine

June 21, 2013 - The Lupine is one of the more popular June flowers in the Northeast with people frequently commenting on having seen the...
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Lake Cottage

June 20, 2013 - This image is a shot of my favorite home (other than mine) on our lake - Lake Rescue in Ludlow, Vermont. Everything in t...
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Room(s) With a View II

June 18, 2013 - In the winter I posted a landscape taken from atop Lynds Hill Road where good friends recently relocated. Nancy fell in...
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How Does Your Garden Grow?

June 10, 2013 - Although not perfect small towns do offer glimpses into a time when community meant something different than a Facebook...
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Duck, Duck, Goose

May 31, 2013 - Today's image is yet another from the W&OD. I was on the trail before 6AM to avoid the heat and just to greet the wonder...
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Welcome to Paradise

May 30, 2013 - An expression often stated is that a "man's home is his castle". A more encompassing and gender neutral statement might...
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The Grist MIll

May 23, 2013 - Today I was scouting places to take the granddaughters and I also ended up making a photography scouting trip. The Fairf...
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All Aboard!

May 22, 2013 - Hamilton Station on the W&OD Trail Today I took a longer bike ride on the W&OD going out to Purcellville, VA on a fog...
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Silky Water

May 21, 2013 - This image is another shot at the Paradise Falls in Cresco, PA and is of the creek continuing its run down to Brod Creek...
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Paradise Falls 2

May 20, 2013 - A second image of Paradise Falls in Pennsylvania done at 9PM under cloudy skies. This shot was taken near the foot bridg...
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Paradise Falls

May 19, 2013 - For many years Claire and I have gotten together with friends from college 1 or 2 weekends a year. The husbands were bot...
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Shenandoah Landscape

May 15, 2013 - Claire and I returned to the Shenandoah River Virginia State Park yesterday. The park has become a new favorite of mine.
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Buttercup - Beautiful but Beware

May 14, 2013 - Today's image is yet another shot (last week) from a bike ride near Clark Gap on the W&OD trail. The horse farms near th...
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View from the Cabin Porch

May 13, 2013 - On the hike in the Shenandoah River Park we came upon a simple cabin set back about 200 feet from the river. The tree li...
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Virginia Hill Stream

May 11, 2013 - Yesterday I went hiking with a 2 new acquaintances in the Shenandoah River Virginia State Park located 8 miles southwest...
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Forgotten Barn

May 10, 2013 - With my new camera I now frequently combine 2 of my favorite activities - cycling and photography. This abandoned barn i...
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Under the Shade

May 04, 2013 - Today was a beautiful late Spring day in Virginia and Claire suggested we visit Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. Part of th...
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Just Horsing Around

May 01, 2013 - I know that I have done a couple of horse pictures recently but I could not resist. I now carry my new camera in a fanny...
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In The Pink

April 30, 2013 - Some images just grab you and say "take this picture". On my way into the fitness center today I spied this cherry tree.
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A View from the W&OD

April 18, 2013 - Today is another post from the W&OD as I begin to lengthen out my bike rides. The image here was taken near Clark's Gap...
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Spring Beauty

April 15, 2013 - I have been photographically uninspired recently despite the emergence of Spring buds and blooms. Not because I have not...
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Room(s) With a View

February 24, 2013 - Friends of ours recently purchased a home that has spectacular views. The home is about 1.5 miles south of the Calvin Co...
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Spring Signs - The Willow Tree

February 21, 2013 - Although winter is still very much in evidence in Vermont, by late February signs of a future Spring begin to emerge. Th...
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Vermont Winter Landscape - Currier & Ives Style

February 18, 2013 - This image was taken on New Year's Day this year as we were returning from a "brunch" with our friends the Wendts. This...
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Early Valentine From Vermont

February 04, 2013 - It is that time of year again. After a new member of our church brought her "hearts" to our congregation a few years ago...
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The Incredible Landfill Orchestra

January 30, 2013 - My War on Clutter: Never "organize" what you can discard I seemed to be finding headlines that link together. First I r...
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God's Idea

January 27, 2013 - God's Idea Today's sermon was titled God's Idea and the basic message was that all that we have and our freedom in life...
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Is There a Post Office Closing Near You?

January 24, 2013 - Is There a Post Office Closing Near You? Today's headline came from our hometown weekly - "The Vermont Journal". A few...
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How High Could the Tide Go?

January 22, 2013 - How High Could the Tide Go? Today's picture was suggested by an article in the Environment section of the NY Times. Sci...
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With All Your Weight

January 20, 2013 - With All Your Weight Once again I found the title for today from the minister's sermon. Rev. Harpster told the story of...
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What You Shouldn't Say or Do on a First Date

January 19, 2013 - What You Shouldn't Say or Do on a First Date This headline from the AARP online magazine caught my attention this morni...
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Equation of Time Solves Mystery of Gray Mornings

January 18, 2013 - Equation of Time Solves Mystery of Gray Mornings (NY Times Science Section) As much as I like winter in Vermont, I do l...
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Snow returns; cold weather is back

January 16, 2013 - Snow returns; cold weather is back As I have noted we have been experiencing a thaw with above freezing temperatures an...
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Prisoner of Hope

January 13, 2013 - Prisoner of Hope I confess. I shot today's picture before I had a caption. We are experiencing a January thaw which is...
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New Mall turf braces...

January 12, 2013 - New Mall turf braces for the onslaught of millions of inaugural feet Today's headline comes from the Washington Post. W...
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No Headline - Just an Early Morning Picture

January 09, 2013 - Today's picture was taken before I read anything today so feel free to supply whatever title you wish. For quite some ti...
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Iceland, Cold but Seething Hot

January 08, 2013 - Put Iceland, Cold but Seething Hot, on Your 2013 Anxiety Barometer This headline is from the NY Times television sectio...
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December Landscape - Skylight Star Trails

December 20, 2012 - Last night I awoke as nature demanded. In our upstairs bathroom (Vermont) we have a skylight and last night was the firs...
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Sunrise at The Edge of Suburbia

November 17, 2012 - As a follow-up to my Landscape post of 2 days ago, I returned again trying to isolate the tree on the hill against a red...
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Extreme Suburban Landscape

November 15, 2012 - I have been busy processing pictures from my Nephew's wedding and finishing my family history book, so my fun photograph...
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October Landscape - Sideling Hill

October 28, 2012 - We Vermonters are proud of the annual fall display our hillsides put forth. And we can be a little bit quick to dismiss...
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Foliage Sunset Pinnacle

September 29, 2012 - Unfortunately we will miss peak fall color in VT, but grandchildren, as I like to say, trump everything. Thursday evenin...
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Fog and Foliage - A Pinnacle View

September 25, 2012 - A landscape photography forum this month is having a contest for landscapes shot "Close to Home". Yesterday morning when...
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Something Different - A Textured Look

September 23, 2012 - We are probably in a golden age of photography. Image capture is easier and of better quality than ever would have been...
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Another in the Lake Series

September 18, 2012 - One of the true privileges I have occurs every morning while making coffee. I have an ever changing display of nature as...
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September Landscape - Morning Coffee

September 10, 2012 - I took this photo last Friday and I call it Morning Coffee as the scene seems to invite you to sit down in the Andironda...
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Vermontasaurus

September 07, 2012 - In late July I posted an entry about my friend Bob Peterson and his status as one of my athletic inspirations. Bob has b...
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For Edie, Hugs on the Heartside

August 28, 2012 - I originally posted a different exposure and version of this image in May taken from halfway up Mount Scott in the Wichi...
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Waiting for the Color

August 10, 2012 - Photography is teaching me patience and the importance of waiting for the image to appear. On our recent trip to Waldobo...
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Appeal of B&W in a Color World

August 07, 2012 - Despite our ability to render images today in spectacular and Vibrant color, black and white images still attract many o...
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A Maine Candidate for August Landscape

August 04, 2012 - Maine is a photographer's dream location for shooting landscapes. However, I have quickly learned that obstacles do exis...
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Composition and Life - Coming and Going

July 26, 2012 - Some basic rules of photographic composition can be used to significantly improve your photos. One such rule is if a sub...
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July Landscape - Vermont Sunset

July 11, 2012 - Vermont sunsets are more subtle than sunsets in other areas such as the west. But they are still beautiful. Pinnacle is...
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June Landscape - 10 Months After Irene

June 20, 2012 - With the accessibility today of affordable, high quality digital cameras and readily shared information on photography t...
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May Landscape - Wichita Mountains

May 26, 2012 - When I think of Oklahoma I certainly don't think of mountains. But they do exist. The Wichita Mountains are in south cen...
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May Landscape II - Super Moon

May 06, 2012 - Yesterday I wrote about your best camera being the one you had with you, even a phone camera. But this photo can't be ta...
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May Landscape I - The Best Camera

May 05, 2012 - I was on an early morning bike ride Saturday and came across this scene near Clark Gap on the W&OD trail. When discussin...
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Trillium on the Trail

April 08, 2012 - Saturday, April 6 Claire and I visited the Thompson Wildlife Management Area in western VA. The Appalachian Trail passes...
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March Landscape

March 23, 2012 - Spring is very beautiful in VA especially with the numerous flowering Cherry and Bradford Pear trees. But suburbia also...
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View From Mt. Road - Okemo

March 06, 2012 - Absolutely gorgeous bluebird sky day in Vermont today, March 6. This is a view from the Mountain Road trail close to the...
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Llama Hill Sunset

February 23, 2012 - Just a mile walk from our VT home is a hill where a Llama farm is located. This last Saturday I took a walk up the hill...
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Winter Sunrise - Lake Rescue

February 23, 2012 - One of the advantages I have in VT is great landscapes are literary just out my door. Sunday morning while making coffee...
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Claire's 1st Tracks

February 23, 2012 - We received 3-4 inches of powdery snow over night and hit the first chair lift. I was following Claire and pulled up to...
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10 Best 2011 - Red Bridge in the Snow

February 23, 2012 - We had experienced a modest 8 inch snowfall overnight and wanted to get some pictures with the new snow. I had taken sev...
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10 Best 2011 - Red Bridge @ Sunrise

February 23, 2012 - This is a 5 shot composite image (HDR) taken during sunrise over Lake Rescue, VT in July. The sun is rising and below th...
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10 Best 2011 - Va Bluebells

February 23, 2012 - This image was taken at River Bend Park above the Great Falls on the Potomac River. The Bluebells are among the early si...
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