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chrysti "Thank goodness for the first snow, it was a reminder--no matter how old you became and how much you'd seen, things could still be new if you were willing to believe they still mattered." -Candace Bushnell 3w

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chrysti (Baby, it's cold outside) new edit, old pic. #snOMG #manassas #virginia #chasingsnow @carl and I are preparing to head to Breckenridge, Colorado in the next couple of weeks- super excited, waiting for all to be finalized. Any recommendations of what to do, where to eat, what we must see etc? #ignova #ilovetrees 3w

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chrysti trying to pretend my little neighborhood is a Norman Rockwell painting in today's #snow, not succeeding :) wishing I could trek to a pretty forest! Did you get snow this morning too? #manassas #explorevirginia #princewilliamcounty #liveauthentic 3w

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chrysti tonight's sunset left me breathless, and made me realize just how long it has been since I posted to ig! Lots to catch up on! Tell me something you're hoping for in 2015? I've missed you all!#iloveskies #ignova #manassas #sunset #virginia #ilovetrees #iseeklight 3w

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chrysti "Worrying is carrying tomorrow's load with today's strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn't empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength."
-Corrie ten Boom #chrystilovesautumn #chasingautumn #pennsylvania
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chrysti I'm missing the mountain air today. Hopefully @carl and I will take another day trip to #ShenandoahNationalPark this weekend and get in the last glimpses of #autumncolors - it's just breathtaking there, square photos don't do it justice! #chasingautumn #chrystilovesautumn #mountains #fallinva 3mon

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chrysti Today. Mountain air. Crisp breezes. Rustling leaves. golden light. Soft sunsets. Autumn, I love you. Creepy road on way home right out of a horror movie? I don't love you. #ShenandoahNationalPark #skylinedrive #chasingautumn #fallinva 3mon

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chrysti ""Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth." -Henry David Thoreau, Walden (a closer crop of the shot from #gettysburg I posted the the day) Thoreau has always influenced me & how I see the world we live in. Who has shaped your points of view? ------------> PS - I started an IG group for those of us in #northernvirginia - @northernvirginiainstameets - come join us! 3mon

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chrysti I'm obsessed with this #abandonedhome - It reminded me about an abandoned but still cared for silk mill in Maryland that I have been wanting to tour and photograph forever. It costs a good bit per person, but from the shots I have seen? Soooo worth it! Definitely looking into it. Speaking of, how many of you are local in the Northern Virgjnia area? @carl and I are thinking of pulling the trigger on something we have talked about since days after IG opened- a local group. There is an @igdc group, but traffic and hassle tend to keep us from making the events, so we thought about starting one here- is there any interest? Throw a comment here if you are, and tag anyone you know of in NOVA - thanks!! 3mon

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chrysti "This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy." -Susan Polis Schutz #chrystilovesautumn 3mon

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chrysti "I am struck by the simplicity of light in the atmosphere in the autumn, as if the earth absorbed none, and out of this profusion of dazzling light came the autumnal tints." -- Henry David Thoreau #chrystilovesautumn #chasingautumn #gettysburg 3mon

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chrysti "The thing to do, it seems to me, is to prepare yourself so you can be a rainbow in somebody else's cloud. Somebody who may not look like you. May not call God the same name you call God - if they call God at all. I may not dance your dances or speak your language. But be a blessing to somebody. That's what I think." -Maya Angelou

Read the story behind this shot on the pic I posted earlier today... 2 shots ago in my stream. #chrystilovesautumn
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chrysti "In October what a feast to the eye our woods and groves present! The whole body of the air seems enriched by their calm, slow radiance. They are giving back the light they have been absorbing from the sun all summer." -John Burroughs, "The Falling Leaves" #chrystilovesautumn #gettysburg #pennsylvania #liveauthentic #chasingautumn 3mon

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chrysti On Saturday, somewhere between Messiah College & Gettysburg, PA @Carl and I discovered a place we dubbed photographer’s nirvana - Bushey School Road.
It was this spectacular one lane road that had glorious pastoral landscapes, farms, rolling hills and budding autumn colors. It was obviously the right time of day as half the sky was dark and moody and the other half was a lowering sun with an amazing golden glow. There were thousands upon thousands of blackbirds swooping down over the corn stalks and back up in this rhythmic dance that was mesmerizing.

Just beyond that, a lone tree stood majestically in the middle of a cornfield, about 5 horses grazing across the street in front of autumn trees and off to the right, ahead of us were three horses who were standing on their legs and frolicking about. The light was changing every few seconds and I was struggling to change my lens and get the shots I wanted.

As if this wasn't overwhelming enough, I turn around and there's a freakin' rainbow! It was both amazing & maddening because we didn't know what to shoot! A good predicament, but the shots didn’t turn out as I had hoped - though, I’m not sure any photo could transport me back to that moment.
A little taste of heaven that day.
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chrysti What you don't probably notice at first glance here is @carl was #caughtgramming up on top of that gorgeous monument. See him? #findcarl #gettysburg #pennsylvania #monument #sunset 3mon

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chrysti How such a beautiful place can have such a horrific history always fascinates me. #devilsden at #gettysburg ... my last contribution for #WHPontheroad this weekend. #chrystilovesautumn 3mon

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chrysti Took a #whpontheroad trip to visit @ncmonkey33 yesterday at #messiahcollege in #pennsylvania . We went for a nice walk to #yellowbreechescreek and saw the beautiful #coveredbridge on campus. A gorgeous #autumn day! #chrystilovesautumn 3mon

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chrysti "I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air." -Nathaniel Hawthorne #gettysburg #gettysburgpa #destinationgettysburg #sunset #liveauthentic #ilovetrees #texturedtreesplease #chrystilovesautumn 3mon

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