I remember when I was younger I went to Mexico; it was about 10 years ago. My cousins and I met this kid about our age. We asked him where he was from and he told us Oregon.
Oregon? What the hell is in Oregon? First of all, I wasn't even pronouncing it correctly. I was calling it Ore-GONE. So silly and naive. I vividly remember thinking, "wow, this poor kid has to go back to such a crappy state." Little did I know that Oregon is one of the coolest states I've ever been.
Every living being is an engine geared to the wheelwork of the universe. Though seemingly affected only by its immediate surrounding, the sphere of external influence extends to infinite distance. -Nikola Tesla
I spent yesterday hiking trails that wound past thousands of these magnificent cacti. The Saguaro (pronounced sa-wah-ro) cactus are impressive plants that can grow to be 40’ tall and live to be 150 years old, and don’t even sprout their first arms until they are at least 70! I’m surprised my neck isn’t sore today from craning it to look up at them so often. Now onto Petrified Forest!
Fort Frederica National Monument protects what is left from a fort and town built by James Oglethorpe around 1736 in what was then on the edge of British settlements but considered disputed lands by Spain.⠀
This lovely property, dotted with lovely live oaks and a beautiful view of St. Simons Island, preserves some of the oldest parts of American history.⠀
📍: Fort Frederica NM, St. Simons Island, GA⠀
📅 : January 2017⠀
I was on my way to the exit of the park and saw the opportunity to take this picture, even when there were signs that said i should’t stop. it was a shame that the sky wasn’t dark enough, I would have liked to take some night pictures but they have been closing the park at night due to work in different areas, but now I have another reason to come back.