Public land is NOT FOR SALE

Some of the most breathtaking sites are right here in the US.  If you’ve ever been to the national parks, you understand what I am talking about.  If you haven’t been there, you are missing out.  And if you don’t go soon, our politicians may begin to sell off parcels of our national treasure, our public lands to big oil, coal and big lumber corporations.   We must stop  them in their tracks before it is too late.

On our pre-wedding trip we took an Amtrak train from NYC to California.  Stopping off at Rocky Mtn National Park for a few days and then in Reno to see friends.

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fog hanging over the lake at dawn

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Adams Falls

Train Travel across America

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Train Travel across America

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Then we spent 28 days on our first cross country trip, Blue Ridge Mtns, The Smokies, across the south to Texas and then headed north ending in Yellowstone

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Little Pigeon River

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Grotto Falls rock bottom/water pool

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Sand Dunes National Pk/ Zapata Falls

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Another cross country trip to hit some of the national parks and monuments we missed the first trip.  This one was 6 weeks on the road.

 

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A cruise through Alaska with a 3 day land stop at Mt Denali.

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The sun gave it a good ol’ college try

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Flight to Mount Denali

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tent rocks

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Window Rock

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monument valley

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Antelope Slots Canyon

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Aspens

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This land is your land, this land is my land
From California to the New York island
From the Redwood Forest, to the gulf stream waters
This land was made for you and me
As I went walking that ribbon of highway
I saw above me that endless skyway
And saw below me that golden valley
This land was made for you and me… 

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About maryduranteyoutt

Necessity is the mother of invention... I parlayed my work experience into my personal endeavors of photography and print- making. At the age of 56, I retired and pursued my dreams once again. Photography is my passion; I want you, the viewer to come into my world. My images will connect to you and touch each of you differently and they will have you walk away with your own version of the story I started…I try to capture the feel, the essence - the very being of my subject, whether it's a portrait of a child, a friend or a stranger. In my cityscapes, I want you to hear the footsteps on a quiet street or to look closely at the ordinary moments that we all tend to rush past without stopping to notice. This is how I look at life, at the intimate details that sometimes go unnoticed: the bright smile of a child, the hardships that some people have witnessed, the sheer joy of a dancer or the beauty of nature when you take a closer look. This is what I want to share and that is why I will continue on my path.
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