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Great Falls National Park, VA


I normally do not go back and review photos. Once I’ve uploaded them, picked a few good ones to post, I usually leave the rest in the abyss of the memory card or laptop file. But over the weekend I was cleaning off memory cards and found quite a few good photos I had taken but never did anything with them. This is one of them from Great Falls National Park in Virginia. I spent the morning there with my bestest friend. We only get to see each other a few times a year but when we get together it’s like we’ve never been apart. That’s friendship.

Don’t forgot to appreciate those around you. Even though you assume they know how you feel about them, don’t just assume. Show them. A hug, a touch, a wink, a smile in their direction would totally make their day. Not to mention a text message or call just to say hello would also let them know you’re thinking of them.  It may just make all the difference.

~ melissa michelle


McConnells Mill State Park, PA

McConnells Mill State Park, PA


The dogs had me up at 6am this morning for their walk. I was out of the house by 7am and to McConnells Mill State Park before the sun was high in the sky. These are rapids just after the dam in the park along Slippery Rock Creek. The lighting was perfect and I left the shutter open to capture the flow of the water. I was the only one there so I took my time and just relaxed watching the water. It was pretty awesome.

The water levels there were very low. The more water there is the better to photograph. But I think this one turned out okay.

I’m very much looking forward to autumn and photographing the changing leaves! I also can’t wait for cooler temperatures!

~ melissa michelle