Local, this week’s photo challenge

Deer feeding on the new leaves in Spring.
Don wearing Confederate Uniform and performing rifle drills. He alternates between the Union and Confederation sides of the Civil War, changing uniforms and speeches.
Friends of Leesylvania work with park conservation officers to plant new native trees near the Visitor Center.

I live in Woodbridge, Virginia. When I’m out and about, I love Leesylvania State Park. Nice trails to walk dogs on, the Potomac River tides changing and bringing new things to the shore, enactors bringing the Lives of the people that lived on the property so long ago.


This is the challenge. To find the perfect photo, I may actually select several to show you. It is the most popular state park in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As an open park, there are picnic pavilions, a field for soccer, volleyball, a fishing pier or pick a sandy bank. Wild creatures abound: the busy beaver (best to leave it be), deer, squirrels, geese, ducks, possum, groundhogs, bald eagles and osprey, herons, ibis, and many more. If you are ever in the DC area, it’s a half hour drive from the city in non-traffic hours. I like the cooler seasons the best, but summer is lively there.

After I picked these photos, I found the one that shows my forgotten garden.

My back yard in Spring


Robin in Winter, taken under the redbud during a snow

5 thoughts on “Local, this week’s photo challenge

  1. This presentation is breathtaking and interesting. I love the historical costumes and roll playing. However, your garden is amazing. You do know how to get one’s attention with your writing. I love this.

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  2. I never thought that the area would recover so well after the dreadful pollution of the 60s and 70s. It’s a very high traffic area, one with housing developments and strip malls, alternated with state and federal parks. When you are able to slow down and take a breath, what you see can be incredible.

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