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Art & Nature

The dual purpose of Wolf Trap as a national park and a musical venue has its blueprint in the personality of its founder, Catherine Filene Shouse. Both nature and arts have always been an integral part of her life.

Painters in the Park

These days you don't have to be a paintbrush master to create an interesting painting. Software will create it for you from photographs.

Look Up, Look Down

When the Fall hits, there are colors everywhere. Of all the directions you can think of, the two most obvious are straight up and straight down.

Park in Full Fall Colors

If you come to the park in the second half of October, you will witness a true explosion of colors. Foliage in orange, yellow, red, purple... you name it.

Autumn Mood

For those who are tired of green, Autumn provides a welcome relief. The colors of all persuasions dance onto the floor and for a couple of weeks take over.

First Time Campers

Every half year, a group of local 5th and 6th graders gets to spend a weekend in an improvised camp in the park meadow and experience first hand the magic and tranquility of nature.

Up the Creek

In this blog, I will explore the woods upstream the Old Courthouse Spring (that is the smaller of Wolf Trap creeks).

As time goes by…

A series of photos of one group of trees along the gazebo path taken over the course of one year. The shots were taken roughly in one month intervals.

The Early Storm Gets the Worm

Most of the time, the two major creeks in the Park, the Wolf Trap Run and the Old Courthouse Spring, are lazily meandering through the woods like a pair of stray lambs. But after a decent storm, they can turn into roaring lions.

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