Ken Burns’ week-long documentary about our national park system aired last night on PBS and the cinematography alone is worth watching it for. The six-episode series airs nightly at 8 on PBS this week and concludes Friday. Directed by Ken Burns and written and co-produced by Dayton Duncan, the project took six years in the making.
The film traces the birth of our national park system from a single idea that began in the 1800’s and follows it through to its current state. With the use of archival photographs, personal memories, and the kind of storytelling that kept me intrigued, I’m looking forward to tonight’s offering. The USA has some of the most beautiful and diverse scenery and each one of its states (with the exception of Delaware) boasts a national park within their boundaries.
So in honor of the series, and because I feel like it and I can do what I want, I’ve decided to post a few postcards of some of the national parks I’ve been to lately.
My husband and I visited Acadia National Park this summer. I took this photo standing above Sand Beach, just outside of Bar Harbor.
The beautiful Shenandoah National Park boasts the Skyline Drive, a road that runs north and south along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. The photo above was taken in April 2009, standing on Mary’s Rock and overlooking the Thornton Gap Entrance.
I took this photo with my old Sony Cybershot in November 2006 on Ocracoke Island. That’s how long it’s been since I was in North Carolina and I miss it terribly. The Ocracoke Lifeguard Beach was chosen ‘America’s Best Beach’ in 2007 by Dr. Stephen Leatherman (also known as Dr. Beach).
And that concludes my postcard greetings for today. You all know where I’ll be at 8 tonight.
Until tomorrow, my friends . . .