thegreenwolf:

mori-no-ookami:

beben-eleben:

Enchanting Forests In The World

This just goes to show that everywhere is beautiful except the United States and I don’t belong here

Are you KIDDING me?

Alabama:

Alaska:

Arizona:

Arkansas:

And that’s just the A’s! That’s not including gems from North Dakota:

Florida:

Kansas:

Oregon:

Pennsylvania:

And even New Jersey:

And that’s just ONE picture of ONE place in each of ten out of fifty states. Don’t tell me those aren’t just as beautiful even if the photography used in some of them might not be as detailed or professional.

You really want to appreciate what we have here? Watch Ken Burns’ The National Parks: America’s Best Idea—it’s streaming on netflix right now.. Not only will you get to see just how much wilderness we’ve protected, but you’ll discover that the US was the country that came up with the national park system in the first place, preserving wilderness areas for the people and for their own preservation. I’m not much of a “‘murica! RAH RAH!” kind of person, but I damned well WILL defend our wilderness places and the fact that we have as many as we do. 

Now get out there and explore some of them before you go whinging about how we don’t have any beautiful places.