Happy Birthday to an Inspired Ideal

The US National Park Service celebrates it’s 100th birthday today!

Americans are justifiably proud that the U.S. created the world’s first National Park.  It was a truly inspired concept which spread world-wide.

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to appreciate the foresight and sheer genius of the concept of National Parks.  Most of my vacations are spent in them.  My career is dependent upon their existence.  And, more importantly, they are among the few places in the world that consistently fill me with a sense of peace and wonder.

Happy Birthday US National Park Service!



“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”

– William Shakespeare

Delicate Arch in Arches National Park...one of many wonders in the National Park System...

Delicate Arch in Arches National Park…one of many wonders in the National Park System…

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  1. Jean Bjerke August 26, 2016 at 11:30 am #

    Beautifully said about the national parks as an inspired idea. And this image of Delicate Arch is one of the best and most dramatic I’ve ever seen. WOW!

    • Jeff Stamer August 27, 2016 at 7:44 am #

      Thanks Jean. The shot of Delicate Arch is one of my favorites too. My son and I had to brave a thunderstorm that sent all the tourists running back to the parking area but I’m glad we stuck it out because of this view after the storm passed!

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