Category Archives: National Parks

Standing Guard at Pu`uhanua O Honaunau

Photograph by Doug Couvillion: A carved wooden figure at Pu`uhanua O Honaunau National Historic Park, Hawaii

A wooden figure stands, watching the bay at Pu`uhanua O Honaunau National Historic Park, Kona, Hawaii.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Transmogrify

Photograph by Doug Couvillion: large fern fiddlehead in a Hawaiian tropical rainforest

These fiddleheads remind me of an animal embryo.  I suppose in a way they aren’t that different; newly forming leaves that aren’t fully developed yet.

This seemed like an appropriate post for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Transmogrify.


New Land

Photography by Doug Couvillion: Lava flowing into the Pacific Ocean at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Lava flows directly into the ocean at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the island of Hawaii.  This is the newest land on earth as the island continues to expand.

If you click on the image you will see a larger version of it and can see more detail.


Mountain Stream, Dark Hollow Falls

photograph of a mountain stream and waterfall in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, USA

The fixed, hard stone provides an ideal path for water to rush down the mountain.  The stone may seem immobile and rigid but in time it will be defeated by the steady pounding of the water and the quiet, patience of the moss.  For now they share this space and offer a beautiful, peaceful spot to sit and rest.


Ferns, I

photograph of ferns growing in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, USA

This post was inspired by Brenda of A Meditative Journey with Saldage.  When I saw these ferns they reminded me of the type of image she frequently posts.  That being said, I’m sure she would have done a far better job with them than I did.


Canada Violet

photograph of a Canada Violet growing in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, USA

Canada Violet

This Canada Violet was growing along a hiking trail in Shenandoah National Park when I was there last May.


Mountain Pool, Dark Hollow Falls

Photograph of a pool in a stream in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, USA

I love these mountain pools in Shenandoah National Park.  This one is downstream from Dark Hollow Falls but you can find scenes like this throughout the park.

Click on the image to see a larger version of the photograph.