September 4, 2013

The Beauty of Valley Forge

We finally have a day of sweater weather. Everyone is back in school. The days are getting shorter and everyone is settling down from summer.

It's a strange feeling, sitting back as people are busily collecting school books, learning the ropes of their new classes and decorating their dorms.

Outside the birds are collecting sticks and the squirrels are busy burying those last few nuts.

It really is weird to have a chance to stop while everyone else is spinning.

I had a chance to do this recently. Andy and I went for a walk through Valley Forge. It's a place filled with beauty, despite the tragedies that made it famous. It is easy to imagine how this beauty affected the soldiers as they saw the first buds of spring pushing through the snow.

If you are one of those people being swirled around in the whirlwind of September, make sure to take a few well deserved breaks to admire the things going on around you. It's beautiful.


  1. Beautiful pictures. That's about 10 minutes away from my house, I should visit. I'm thinking of getting graduation pictures taken there.

    1. It's a nice place to be. Congratulations on graduating soon.. I think the scenery there would be lovely for your photos. Are you getting your photos done soon or going to get snowy December graduation ones?

  2. Nice. I got the Valley Forge tour years ago from two off duty NPS Rangers.

    1. Those are the best kinds of tours, aren't they? You get to hear the good stuff that doesn't make it to the approved tour.


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