Looking across the salt flats of Death Valley
In response to an invitation by fellow garden blogger Pam, at Digging, I’m going to write a bit about some of the National Parks I’ve visited over the years. As Pam noted in her introductory post (here), most gardeners share a love of the greater outdoors, not just their own little patch of dirt. There’s so much to learn from, and be inspired by, the vast expanses of natural landscapes featured in our parks. Each and every one of them has at least one OMG! vista that will live in your mind’s eye forever. They are truly a gift of our American heritage.
One of my earliest childhood memories is of a rare family vacation that was not just a visit to “the relatives.” Our destination was
My Most Recent
Last December my husband and I took a long road trip over the Christmas holidays. Part of the plan was to spend a day in
My All Time Favorite
Gotta be Mesa Verde. I first visited this park when I was about ten years old. I loved reading historical fiction as a child. Stories of pioneers, cowboys and, particularly, Native Americans were my favorites. The idea that this remnant of an ancient civilization had been discovered just recently by working cowboys really captured my imagination. As I grew older, my interests in architecture, fine crafts, and plants! would also be enriched and expanded by visits to Mesa Verde. My roots are deep in the southwest;
Been Here, Too
Rocky Mountain - kind of a snooze for me, I see vistas like this all the time!
Great Sand Dunes - a fun, fun family spot.
Don’t Forget our National Monuments!
They are certainly smaller, but typically quirky and fun. Check out