30 September 2009

america the beautiful


we've been tuning into pbs all week long for the excellent series by ken burns on national parks. i especially enjoyed the episode about dan's hero, president theodore roosevelt venturing into the woods with john muir. talk about mountain man rendezvous. i am taken with the narration, beautiful vintage photographs, scenic panoramas and expert historians telling the tales in a way that leaves you wanting more.

i am, of course, bias toward historians.

10 comments:

holly-lynn said...

has your husband read 'the alienest' yet? historical fiction with theodore roosevelt. VERY good! i fell in love with teddy while reading it.

lucinda said...

we have been recording it the series and i cant wait to watch it!

The Lil Bee said...

Oh, I love a series like this. Paul and I often tune in to specials on animals. They are so peaceful.

summer said...

i caught a teeny bit of the yosemite section the other night and oh, those vintage photos were lovely to see.

crissy said...

How do you do it? Up late and up early? Unless you scheduled posts...? (I read your previous two posts last night because, I too, was up late. With my teething two-year-old. And that's why I'm up now. Stupid molars.)

hannah :: sherbet blossom said...

we've been watching as well. i have added to my list of places to visit!

KJ said...

we've watched this before. makes me want to cozy up in one of those lodges for a snowy winter weekend. very nicely done, I agree.

Gina said...

I waited all summer for this series and have not been disappointed! Visiting all of the National Parks is on my "bucket list" but I never realized there were so many.

Cath said...

We've been watching right along with you. And ditto Dan's reverence for Roosevelt and Muir, and while we're at it, let's throw in Ken Burns. :)

One Love Photo said...

oh - thanks for the reminder, I need to take a computer break for that!

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