Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Gratitude: All Our Park Systems

The Blue Ridge Mountains, we hope, will be preserved for future generations.
Today I am grateful for:

The national and state park systems and, increasingly, a system of trails in localities throughout America.

We're preserving many of our lands for use by the public at a time when climate change is threatening our entire way of life in every way. I am fortunate enough to live in one of the world's garden spots and to be able to hike, kayak, bike and drive through these meadows and forests on an almost daily basis.

It is beautiful here and my grandkids will likely get to enjoy that.

(Someone asked if this is my photo. Yes, it is. It was taken from North Mountain in Rockbridge County.)

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