Winter Walk of Lights


Cold, fresh air awaits. Step into holiday magic by taking your family for a walk among over 750,000 magical lights. An annual display with several years of crafted expansion, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens knows how to present a magnificent display. It’s one of the best Christmas light experiences in the D.C. area, making it worth the drive.Dress for the cold and…

P2C: Carousel on the National Mall in Autumn


Taken on a misty autumn day from the reflection of a puddle, this photo captures the enchantment of the carousel. Bella calls this style of photography, “Puddle Pics” and continues to experiment with angles, equipment, and filters. We’re looking forward to watching this creative eye explode. Thank you Bella for the submission.   If you have a photo that you…

Shenandoah Hiking | Dark Hollow Falls


Ready to branch out a bit with the kids and move up from your neighborhood walking trail? Dark Hollow Falls trail offers beautiful scenery while following along a creek to a picturesque waterfall. This trail is well maintained and is not too challenging for little people on foot. Trail safety includes watching out for mud and keeping everyone on the trail.  You…

Portraits at Stone Bridge


For all of you shutterbugs and painters out there, now would be the time to capture your fall pictures. Stone Bridge at the Manassas Battlefield is a favorite location for family portraits and can be busy this time of year. If you dare to venture off the trail just a little to the southern banks, the reflection off of the…