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obviously, the way to a frogs heart is through potted mums you get at Costco. #shouldikissit #manassas #virginia #mums #frog #toad #chrystisgarden #chrystis_garden #scaredmetodeathatfirst  (at Bull Run Condominiums)

obviously, the way to a frogs heart is through potted mums you get at Costco. #shouldikissit #manassas #virginia #mums #frog #toad #chrystisgarden #chrystis_garden #scaredmetodeathatfirst (at Bull Run Condominiums)

"Do you know how poetry started? I always think that it started when a cave boy came running back to the cave, through the tall gra ss, shouting as he ran, "Wolf, wolf," and there was no wolf. His baboon-like parents, great sticklers for the truth, gave him a hiding, no doubt, but poetry had been born—the tall story had been born in the tall grass."-Vladimir Nabokov #grass #ilovetrees #iloveskies #manassas #manassasbattlefield #park #historic #civilwarweekend #nature #picfx  (at Manassas National Battlefield Park)

"Do you know how poetry started? I always think that it started when a cave boy came running back to the cave, through the tall gra ss, shouting as he ran, "Wolf, wolf," and there was no wolf. His baboon-like parents, great sticklers for the truth, gave him a hiding, no doubt, but poetry had been born—the tall story had been born in the tall grass."-Vladimir Nabokov #grass #ilovetrees #iloveskies #manassas #manassasbattlefield #park #historic #civilwarweekend #nature #picfx (at Manassas National Battlefield Park)

"Language… has created the word ‘loneliness’ to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word ‘solitude’ to express the glory of being alone." -Paul Tillich #ilovetrees #iloveskies #cloudporn #manassas #virginia #va #manassasbattlefield #battlefield #civilwarweekend  (at Stone House | Manassas National Battlefield Park)

"Language… has created the word ‘loneliness’ to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word ‘solitude’ to express the glory of being alone." -Paul Tillich #ilovetrees #iloveskies #cloudporn #manassas #virginia #va #manassasbattlefield #battlefield #civilwarweekend (at Stone House | Manassas National Battlefield Park)

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the Earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”
— Rachel Carson #manassas #virginia #civilwarweekend #ilovetrees #iloveskies #picfx #va  (at Stone House | Manassas National Battlefield Park)

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the Earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”
— Rachel Carson #manassas #virginia #civilwarweekend #ilovetrees #iloveskies #picfx #va (at Stone House | Manassas National Battlefield Park)

Civil war weekend, was a fun surprise to stumble I to this evening! #manassas #manassasmuseum #civilwar #virginia #ilovetrees #iloveskies #sunset  (at manassas museum)

Civil war weekend, was a fun surprise to stumble I to this evening! #manassas #manassasmuseum #civilwar #virginia #ilovetrees #iloveskies #sunset (at manassas museum)

" Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility."- Oprah Winfrey #pictapgo_app #manassas #virginia #va #battlefield #stonehouse #path #ilovetrees #iloveskies #manassasbattlefieldpark

" Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility."- Oprah Winfrey #pictapgo_app #manassas #virginia #va #battlefield #stonehouse #path #ilovetrees #iloveskies #manassasbattlefieldpark

"I’m on a horse" -old spice guy #manassas #virginia #battlefield #stonewalljackson #statue #horse #history #blackandwhite  (at Stonewall Jackson Monument | Manassas National Battlefield Park)

"I’m on a horse" -old spice guy #manassas #virginia #battlefield #stonewalljackson #statue #horse #history #blackandwhite (at Stonewall Jackson Monument | Manassas National Battlefield Park)

“Courage is not limited to the battlefield or the Indianapolis 500 or bravely catching a thief in your house. The real tests of courage are much quieter. They are the inner tests, like remaining faithful when nobody’s looking, like enduring pain when the room is empty, like standing alone when you’re misunderstood.”-Charles Swindoll #manassas #battlefield #henryhouse #virginia #ilovetrees #iloveskies #cloudporn #picfx #mextures  (at Manassas National Battlefield Park | Henry Hill Visitors Center)

“Courage is not limited to the battlefield or the Indianapolis 500 or bravely catching a thief in your house. The real tests of courage are much quieter. They are the inner tests, like remaining faithful when nobody’s looking, like enduring pain when the room is empty, like standing alone when you’re misunderstood.”-Charles Swindoll #manassas #battlefield #henryhouse #virginia #ilovetrees #iloveskies #cloudporn #picfx #mextures (at Manassas National Battlefield Park | Henry Hill Visitors Center)

loved this glimpse of sunset as we did errands tonight.  #pictapgo_app #vscocam #vsco #sunset #iloveskies #gainesville #virginia #va

loved this glimpse of sunset as we did errands tonight. #pictapgo_app #vscocam #vsco #sunset #iloveskies #gainesville #virginia #va

"The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been kindness, beauty, and truth."
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) #ilovetrees #iloveflares #greatfallspark #mclean #virginia #creek #forest #river #iseeklight 
 (at Great Falls National Park)

"The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been kindness, beauty, and truth."
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) #ilovetrees #iloveflares #greatfallspark #mclean #virginia #creek #forest #river #iseeklight
(at Great Falls National Park)

like dreams, small creeks can grow into giant rivers … #longexposure done entirely on the iPhone. Mounted it to tripod with my @olloclip case, used the #slowshutter app to take the long exposure. Edited in #pictapgo & #vscocam & #picfx taken at #manassasbattlefieldpark #manassas #va #virginia #creek #blackandwhite #bw #ilovetrees #roots  (at Stone Bridge | Manassas National Battlefield Park)

like dreams, small creeks can grow into giant rivers … #longexposure done entirely on the iPhone. Mounted it to tripod with my @olloclip case, used the #slowshutter app to take the long exposure. Edited in #pictapgo & #vscocam & #picfx taken at #manassasbattlefieldpark #manassas #va #virginia #creek #blackandwhite #bw #ilovetrees #roots (at Stone Bridge | Manassas National Battlefield Park)

"A tree says: A kernel is hidden in me, a spark, a thought, I am life from eternal life. The attempt and the risk that the eternal mother took with me is unique, unique the form and veins of my skin, unique the smallest play of leaves in my branches and the smallest scar on my bark. I was made to form and reveal the eternal in my smallest special detail." -Hermann Hesse #greatfallspark #virginia #mclean #ilovetrees #monochrome #bw #blackandwhite #forest #woods #trail #hike  (at Great Falls National Park)

"A tree says: A kernel is hidden in me, a spark, a thought, I am life from eternal life. The attempt and the risk that the eternal mother took with me is unique, unique the form and veins of my skin, unique the smallest play of leaves in my branches and the smallest scar on my bark. I was made to form and reveal the eternal in my smallest special detail." -Hermann Hesse #greatfallspark #virginia #mclean #ilovetrees #monochrome #bw #blackandwhite #forest #woods #trail #hike (at Great Falls National Park)

Great falls, virginia #greatfallspark #mclean #virginia #ilovetrees #pictapgo_app

Great falls, virginia #greatfallspark #mclean #virginia #ilovetrees #pictapgo_app

a long exposure wider angle overview of the falls yesterday. We can’t believe this is basically in our backyard and we had never been. I felt so small there. Love that. #greatfallspark #waterfalls #gorge #potomac #mclean #virginia #landscape #longexposure #iloveskies #ilovetrees #view  (at Great Falls National Park)

a long exposure wider angle overview of the falls yesterday. We can’t believe this is basically in our backyard and we had never been. I felt so small there. Love that. #greatfallspark #waterfalls #gorge #potomac #mclean #virginia #landscape #longexposure #iloveskies #ilovetrees #view (at Great Falls National Park)

What I love about this photo, is the heart in the water. Carry on now.
#simplepleasures #greatfallspark #mclean #virginia #ilovetrees #waterfalls  (at Great Falls National Park)

What I love about this photo, is the heart in the water. Carry on now.
#simplepleasures #greatfallspark #mclean #virginia #ilovetrees #waterfalls (at Great Falls National Park)

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