WPC: Happy Place

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Our National Parks give us places to go to rest, dream, rejuvenate, and appreciate the natural beauty of a place. 


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We are fortunate to live close to the scenic Colonial Parkway, which links the Jamestown Settlement along the James River with Historic Yorktown on the banks of the York River. 


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This is one of our favorite places to visit frequently enough to watch the seasons, and the sunsets, come and go. 


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We watch the eagles’ nests from when they are built early each spring until the eggs hatch and the young learn to fly in early summer.  We watch for Great Blue Herons, hawks, gulls, geese and the occasional fox. 


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There are sandy beaches along the way, ponds, open fields and beautiful trees.  Driving along the Parkway allows us to take a mini-vacation in a quiet, peaceful space protected from development and much of modern life. 


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It isn’t unusual to find friends along the way doing exactly the same thing.  I’m thinking, today, of a special friend and neighbor who loves the Parkway, too; and hasn’t gotten to enjoy his drives there for a while. 


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He’s been in hospital for a little more than a month.  I’m hoping these photos will lift his spirits a little and remind him of all the loving friends who miss him and are wishing him well. 


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And I hope he and his partner will soon be driving along the Parkway once again, enjoying this happiest of places together.


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inspired by The Daily Post’s

Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy Place


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Photos by Woodland Gnome 2015


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About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

3 responses to “WPC: Happy Place

  1. A happy place to be in nature. It’s esp. good to know that it is preserved forever. Your photos are so lovely!

  2. A beautiful place indeed!

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