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A view of the Washington Monument surrounded by blooming cherry trees. Learn more about its history and why it was closed to the public for several years.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

On October 1, 2013 all national parks were closed due to the government shutdown. This is as close as we could get to the Martin Luther King Memorial that day. Learn more about how the shutdown affected national parks. #KeepParksOpen (c) Jennifer Errick/NPCA

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Magnificent Photos for Human Eyes Part 2

Magnificent Photos for Human Eyes Part 2 - Silver Falls Trail, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington State

"The George Washington Bridge is a 4,760-foot bridge connecting upper Manhattan’s Washington Heights to New Jersey. Completed and opened to traffic in October 1931, the suspension bridge towers 604 feet over the surface of the Hudson River below. It carries more than 106 million vehicles each year, making it the world's busiest motor vehicle bridge. In 1981, the bridge was designated as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark."

The Owachomo Bridge At Natural Bridges National Monument in Utah. » From Destination Darkness: The Increasingly Rare Starscapes of the Colorado Plateau National Parks

Wildflower Dreaming I was looking through some older wildflower images, wondering if we are going to have any wildflowers this year...Anyway, I liked this one, so I processed it. Looks a little dreary with the white background, so take a peek at it on black.

Olympic National Park is a United States national park located in the state of Washington, in the Olympic Peninsula. Because of the park’s relatively unspoiled condition and outstanding scenery, the United Nations has declared Olympic both an international biosphere reserve and a World Heritage site.