Saturday, September 17, 2011

Second Growth

The Catoctin Mountain Peaks after years of weathering are now low rounded peaks with green stone formations formed when volcano lava cooled. Most of the trees here are less than 100 years old as the land was cleared for fuel for the Iron Furnace. The soil eroded and the wildlife left. When the land was protected as a park the Second Growth began and now oaks and hickories form a forest canopy. The 75 foot falls, once called McAfee Falls after settlers have been renamed Cunningham Falls after a local photographer who made it famous. Here's our postcard of the park. 2011

This park is located near Camp David.


Jessica Cangiano said...

What a beautiful setting - so verdant and peaceful. You've really created a strikingly lovely "postcard" of this mountainous setting, Cindy.

Thank you very much for your comment this weekend on my scrapbook blog, I sincerely appreciate your visit.

Oodles of hugs & joyful weekend wishes,

Monique said...

What a wonderful page filled with even more wonderful photos!! Love that scenery!

Thanks for you sweet comments on my blog, they make my day!
Have a great Sunday!

scrapbookertink said...

Love how you used the patterned paper on this one and your pics are always stunning, great to learn more about different places around the world. Your picture canvas is great, need to try that, take care, Doreen x

Char said...

Great layout Cindy! I really love seeing the photos of your adventures. It makes me feel like I'm "travelling" without even leaving my home!

KateB said...

i think a raodtrip in Oct to mountains is in & kids, cooler, picnik basket full of yummies and my camera :)

misty said...

gorgeous! Love the photo's and the texture on this page...another beautiful work!

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

It is amazing how God's creation can grow back to such amazing splendor after being stripped bare like that. Fab LO and love the burlap! ~ Blessings