As I mentioned recently, I’ve made a few very surprising discoveries since I’ve been here in Northern Virginia. A few weeks after I arrived here, I passed a mini gravel parking lot tucked on the side of the Hooes Road (Isn’t that a funny name?) and noticed a state park-looking sign. I made a mental note to come back soon and check it out, and that’s what I did.
The first night I went, I started up a path through the woods that ended with a quick hike up a very steep hill . About five minutes later, I was pleasantly surprised to discover a lake. Not thinking about it, I’d started my walk just before sunset, and arrived atop the steep hill (which I later realized was a very large, grass-covered dam) just in time to watch as the sunlight filled the gaps in between the clouds, reflecting its artistry onto the water.
I didn’t have my camera that first night, but I went back and took a few pictures another time. Who would have thought– in Fairfax Station, Virginia (I recently met someone who explained it’s “really just a zip code”).