Closed For Business… An Homage By Jane LurieOctober 1, 2013 ( 66 ) Mount Rushmore Half Dome, Yosemite National Park Lifting Fog, Olympic National Park Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park The Badlands National Park Grand Tetons National Park Crater Lake National Park Bryce Canyon National Park Carlsbad Caverns National Park Grand Canyon National Park Redwood National Park Share this:TweetEmailShare on TumblrLike this:Like Loading... Categories: Landscapes, Nature, TravelTags: Bryce Canyon, California, Carlsbad Caverns, Crater Lake, Grand Canyon, Grand Tetons, Inspiration, Landscapes, Mount Rushmore, Mountains, National Park, Nature, Nikon, Old Faithful, Photography, Redwoods, Travel, Yosemite Related Articles Color My World By Jane Lurie3 days ago ( 90 ) Feeling Blue By Jane Lurie1 week ago ( 94 ) Shadow Play By Jane Lurie2 weeks ago ( 103 ) 66 comments › Lisa Coleman October 14, 2019 • 5:05 pm Great gathering of the National Parks. I love them all, but I found Half Dome interesting because people don’t usually take the backside of it. Very refreshing perspective! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 17, 2019 • 4:44 pm Hi Lisa, Thanks so much for your visit and I’m glad you enjoyed this homage. The Half Dome shot was made from Glacier Point which is one of the iconic viewpoints in the park. Maybe it looks a bit different to you in this shot. It’s an amazing vista there. 🙂 Reply ↓ Lisa Coleman October 17, 2019 • 6:06 pm I can’t wait to visit. We wanted to do it this last trip to Yellowstone & Grand Tetons, but we didn’t have enough days. So, it stays on the bucket list. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 17, 2019 • 6:07 pm One of my favorite parks. 😊 Reply ↓ Appreciation | de Wets Wild November 9, 2013 • 10:37 am Jane Lurie November 9, 2013 • 11:56 pm Thanks so much deWets for your lovely acknowledgment. Love your blog. Reply ↓ joserasan66 October 16, 2013 • 1:43 pm Uffffff… Una Serie Impresionante, Cuanto Más Las Miro, Más Me Gustan… Un Saludo. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 17, 2013 • 8:11 am Muchas gracias, Jose. Muy apreciado. Reply ↓ pepemiralles October 4, 2013 • 5:57 pm La foto del Parque Nacional Bryce Canyon es espectacular. Un Saludo Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 4, 2013 • 8:31 pm Hi Pepemiralles- Muchas Gracias! Reply ↓ David October 4, 2013 • 2:47 pm Beautiful shots all. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 4, 2013 • 7:26 pm Hi David, Thanks- I’m so glad you enjoyed them. Reply ↓ Karen October 3, 2013 • 1:09 pm What a wonderful ‘memory’ post of so many amazing places you have been able to visit and photograph. (This Friday starts our annual family vacation on our Lake Powell houseboat. Looks like we might not make it this year!!!) Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 3, 2013 • 1:29 pm Hi Karen, Oh..I hope you get there… Lake Powell is so gorgeous. I assume that is closed, too? Thanks so much for your comment. Reply ↓ firstname.lastname@example.org October 3, 2013 • 11:19 am Fabulous pictures, as always. But you need to add a shot of 2 first graders bickering over a toy, as an homage to Congress…… Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 3, 2013 • 1:27 pm Hi Rosesamdog– Haha! Now that would have been a perfect final image. Sad but true. Thanks for letting me know! Reply ↓ Tina Schell October 3, 2013 • 7:13 am Beautiful shots Jane, and a great idea for a post. Well done! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 3, 2013 • 1:26 pm Hi T- Thanks. Sometimes a theme just hits me like a brick and this was one of them. Glad you enjoyed it. Reply ↓ elisaruland October 2, 2013 • 10:06 pm I’m thankful you shared your absolutely gorgeous photographs, Jane. Short term, I don’t know when we’re to make it to the Grand Tetons….your post is motivating to start making maybe not so long term plans. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 3, 2013 • 1:25 pm Hi Elisa, Thank you very much. I do hope you make it back there soon… glad I gave you a nudge 🙂 I appreciate your warm response. Reply ↓ mpejovic October 2, 2013 • 3:42 pm Thanks for sharing. Too bad so many people aren’t able to enjoy these parks right now. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 2, 2013 • 4:05 pm Hi Milka, Thank you and yes, I agree, it’s a shame. Reply ↓ Jane October 2, 2013 • 11:44 am Outstanding post on multiple levels. Totally agree with Ginny. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 2, 2013 • 1:31 pm Thank you, Jane. Glad you like it. Reply ↓ Mary October 2, 2013 • 10:41 am Amazing photography Jane – love the perspective that you capture. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 2, 2013 • 1:29 pm Thank you very much, Mary. Reply ↓ Lignum Draco October 2, 2013 • 6:48 am Great shots. Do I understand correctly that these places are closed? What the… ! Reply ↓ april kanew October 2, 2013 • 6:59 am Gorgeous photos….you really captured the perfect beauty of each spot….loved visiting them this am!!! THANK YOU!! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 2, 2013 • 10:04 am Thank you, April. And maybe we will get to visit them in person soon! Always appreciate your comments. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 2, 2013 • 10:03 am Hi Lignum, Thank you. Yes, you understand correctly. Over 400 National Parks and museums are closed, among many other agencies. Reply ↓ Lignum Draco October 2, 2013 • 10:06 am Thanks. Just saw the evening news here. I understand now. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 2, 2013 • 10:07 am I’m sure it’s still hard to understand…is for me! Reply ↓ smackedpentax October 2, 2013 • 3:22 am Exceptional photos of an exceptionally beautiful country! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 2, 2013 • 10:02 am Thank you very much, James! Reply ↓ absengeralois October 2, 2013 • 12:40 am Wonderful! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 2, 2013 • 10:01 am Thank you very much, Alois. Reply ↓ Gordon October 1, 2013 • 10:44 pm The Badlands look like an optical illusion. It took my eyes a couple seconds to get oriented. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 2, 2013 • 9:58 am Hi Gordon, Hope I didn’t make you dizzy 🙂 The terrain is so unusual there- it is quite disorienting. You’ll have to get there sometime. Thanks for commenting. Reply ↓ Liz brennan October 1, 2013 • 9:26 pm You are an amazing landscape artist. I love the title. Liz Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 2, 2013 • 9:57 am Hi Liz– Thank you so much. Very kind, friend! Reply ↓ Chuck A Stetson October 1, 2013 • 8:56 pm your pictures show how art triumphs over political stupidity… maybe common sense will make a Congressional appearance Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 2, 2013 • 9:55 am Thanks, Chuck. We can only hope. Reply ↓ Follygirl October 1, 2013 • 8:44 pm WOW!!! stunning!!! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 2, 2013 • 9:54 am Thank you very much, Follygirl. Reply ↓ Gary October 1, 2013 • 8:13 pm These photos are stunning and so timely underscore the tragic consequences of political extortion. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 2, 2013 • 9:54 am Thank you, Gary. Well said. Reply ↓ Pat October 1, 2013 • 7:50 pm I’m so happy you did this post. The photos are beautiful and I only hope the people in Washington will start doing what is right instead of what they think will get them re-elected. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 2, 2013 • 9:53 am Hi Pat, I’m glad that this spoke to you. Thank you. Reply ↓ Carol Hacker October 1, 2013 • 7:29 pm Great post, Jane! Perhaps some of the people in Washington should chill out for a while and visit some of these places! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 2, 2013 • 9:53 am Couldn’t agree more, Carol. Thanks so much for your comment. Reply ↓ Ralph October 1, 2013 • 6:46 pm What a lovely way to express the schoolboy politics in your country Jane. Lovely photographs. One of which brought back fond memories of, I think … the princess’s room and the elevator in the Carlsbad Cavern. Best cave in the world I reckon. Ralph xox 😀 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 2, 2013 • 9:52 am Hi Ralph, Thank you and yes, that is one of the main caves- good eye. It was an incredible tour…best and one of the largest. Reply ↓ Sheryll Daniel October 1, 2013 • 6:27 pm Excellent and moving post, Jane… and gorgeous pix, as usual! love, Sher Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 2, 2013 • 9:51 am Hi Sher, Thank you very much. Pictures do speak louder at times, don’t they? Reply ↓ Pam Kaspers October 1, 2013 • 6:26 pm Absolutely beautiful!! We are so lucky to have this beauty in our country. Your photos are all so fabulous. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 2, 2013 • 9:50 am Thank you, Pam. So much beauty to be seen by all. Reply ↓ larencev October 1, 2013 • 6:13 pm When they say a picture speaks a thousand words, they were referring to photos presented like this, at this time. The National Parks will endure and are timeless and will remain apolitical even if man tries to bring them into the fray. I agree with the above person that says ” I too have no words for this nonsense”. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 2, 2013 • 9:50 am Thank you, Ginny. Very well said. Reply ↓ ANN R. GRIDLEY October 1, 2013 • 6:05 pm very nice! Ann Ann Gridley > Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 2, 2013 • 9:43 am Thanks very much, Ann. Reply ↓ babsje October 1, 2013 • 5:57 pm Spectacularly effective post, Jane. Your photos are stunning, and I like how you let them speak for themselves. I , too, have no words for this nonsense. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 2, 2013 • 9:42 am Hi Babsje, Thank you and I’m glad you appreciated the “silence” with the images. Reply ↓ oneowner October 1, 2013 • 5:54 pm usually, in the private sector, you get fired for not doing your job. Not so in the Federal Government. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 2, 2013 • 9:41 am Sadly true, 2clicks. Reply ↓ blogbyflogs October 1, 2013 • 5:50 pm Beautiful photos Jane, and sad that all of these places are now closed. I live on a military base and this is definitely affecting people in so many ways. Hopefully our lawmakers will come to an agreement soon so people can get on with their lives and our parks are once again open for enjoyment. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 2, 2013 • 9:38 am Thank you, Julanne for your appreciation and comment. I am sorry that the shutdown is hitting so close to home. Let’s hope for a quick resolution. Reply ↓ Love to hear what you think... Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.