Showing posts with label park. Show all posts
Showing posts with label park. Show all posts

Monday, July 31, 2017

Nature around the world, yet close to home

Twilight Clouds Over Pond, Parc des Sources, Bronnenpark, Brussels

There’s no question that I’m passionate about national parks. It was my childhood trips to national parks that provided me with my appreciation of nature. As an adult, national parks have provided no end of creative inspiration.

But for most people, most of the time — myself included — it’s community parks where they get most of their time with nature. And a recent trip to Brussels, Belgium, reminded me how wondrous those local parks can be.

Friday, April 15, 2016

The story behind the stamp

Rainbow on Haleakala, Haleakala National Park, Maui, Hawaii

As a child, we were often told to come in out of the rain. In a national park, however, it’s sometimes best to stay put. Otherwise you could miss out on an experience of a lifetime.

And I’m honored that one of my experiences of a lifetime — the afternoon that resulted in the image Rainbow on Haleakalā — was selected by the U.S. Postal Service to appear on a very special commemorative stamp to honor the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.