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the day off

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Actually got a slight sunburn : self portrait with wife



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First Solstice Full Moon in More Than 50 Years : http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/06/see-solstice-full-moon-night-sky-guide-space-astronomy/


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“Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.”

Ancient Indian Proverb

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” In centuries past, before the coming of the European settlers, Indians from the lands later to be named Maryland and Virginia would travel many miles to a place of “roaring waters” on a mighty river. The tribes would meet at the falls, not only to honor the river spirit in ceremonies, but to trade, at this place they called “Potawomecke.” … now called Potomac” …

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Great Falls of the Potomac

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Visiting a fall line such as this is always too brief, simply wonderful!!!

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Our friends in northern Virginia planted a bald cypress in their yard some years back, too cool!

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Or is it? Photographed in the Dismal Swamp : circa 2014, inspired by “The Crossley ID Guide”.

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Never completed this thought but working on…………… The photo below is the last standing large bald cypress that top is missing from a hurricane in Dismal Swamp. There is a board walk to it.

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