Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of our National Park Service this week.

Our National Parks have preserved America’s priceless collection of natural, historic and cultural treasures and our Park Rangers are delighted to teach us about our planet, our history and ourselves! To see some of my newest National Park Paintings, go to Woods Cove Art Gallery, 1963 South Coast Hwy or visit 2016 is the…

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Today’s Stu News 19, 2016

“There will never come an end to the good that [Mather] has done” – founding the National Parks    Story and photos by FITZ MAURICE Almost exactly 100 years ago, on August 25, 1916, the National Park Service was founded by Stephen Mather. Mather was a wealthy conservationist who led the publicity campaign to promote…

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 by FITZ Maurice Bighorn Sheep ~ GLACIER National Park, Montana ~ 2016 Happy 100th Anniversary National Park Service ! Get outside and enjoy your National Parks ~ It’s Summer  

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Stories From The Woods XXVI: “Glacier is an Eden”

Story and photos by FITZ Maurice I arrived at Glacier National Park in Montana and saw that it is a monumental park rich in beauty and wildlife. Incredible hiking along trails that are reminiscent of what I believe Nirvana might be. Waterfalls are gushing in all their glory. Around me, all is emerald green, velvety,…

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STORIES FROM THE WOODS XXV ~ “Raccoon, My Uninvited Guest”

Lunchtime and I’m enjoying it outside when suddenly – out of nowhere – this raccoon comes walking straight towards me – took this quick photo. op – when he shockingly was about to crawl right on me to grab my food – that’s when I jumped up and away so fast ! I was shocked…

Read More ~ Stories From The Woods XXIV ~ Editor. Note: Artist Fitz Maurice has set out to paint live at all of the US National Parks. She will be submitting her stories from the road to StuNewsLaguna from time to time. Story and photos by Fitz Maurice “Bristlecone Pine Trees are like Wisdom Personified” After leaving Arizona I headed up to…

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Saw this clean rushing river and just cannonballed right into it ! It felt so freeing to be a kid again and just go for it. It was hyperventilating cold ~ it’s that Freeze that gives you the Cleansing Experience ! Feeling purified from head to toe ~ Thank God for snow and rain ~…

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