Kelly Coultas Photography

Treasures in Your Own Backyard

Our world is a vast treasure trove of amazing journeys and destinations. It is so easy to get caught up in the desire to travel far and wide (and if you can, you should!). But don’t let that desire to roam the world keep you from exploring the hidden gems in your own backyard, so to speak.

My husband and I moved to Washington from Northern California many years ago. I remember talking to new friends about our original home and realizing that while we certainly did many things, there were so many places we took for granted and never really explored. It’s easy to say to yourself, this place will always be here, so I need to get on a plane and go somewhere else. And going somewhere else is fantastic, and we should do it, because traveling can make us much more aware of what goes on in the world. But don’t forget the local places too. They can offer so much, especially when you just need a little lift and a week-long vacation in Bora Bora isn’t an option. And while they may always be there, you might not.

The following images were both taken at parks within a 20-minute drive from my house.

Autumn in Kopachuck Park.

Leaf-covered trail at Kopachuck Park in Gig Harbor.

Wooded trail in local park.

Trail in Pt. Defiance Park, close to home but an easy escape.

This entry was published on August 1, 2014 at 5:49 PM. It’s filed under Just for Fun, Travel and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “Treasures in Your Own Backyard

  1. Very beautiful images. I agree we become better photographers when we can see beauty everywhere. Enjoying you blog

    • Thank you Gigi! So glad you stopped by, and you are certainly a photographer who sees that beauty that is close by. I love your work and your blog as well 🙂

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