Taking a quick pause to wait for buddies while kayaking Accokeek Creek in Virginia, I noticed how dramatically the water beaded up on these giant lily pads. Like little gemstones, floating on a reflected sky.
A nice lunch spot along Quantico Creek, Prince William Forest Park, Virginia.
Spring is finally here! Eastern redbuds are in full bloom, and the dogwoods are not far behind. This is posted partially in response to the Daily Post's Weekly Photo Challenge - "Prolific". See other submissions here.
The stripes on these cliffs show different layers of sediment laid down at the bottom of an ancient sea, between 3.5 and 5 million years ago. As the cliffs erode, fossils from that era are released and wash up on the beach.
Spring is trying, REALLY hard, to get here.
Fossil tooth from an extinct tiger shark, find at Westmoreland State Park, on Fossil Beach (of course!).