14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Young girl overlooking lake

My 7-year old daughter paused during a walk around our neighborhood lake. "It's so beautiful!", she declared, before leaving the path to get a closer look. Time stood still as she took a few moments to absorb the scene. I was overcome by the beauty of life before me. A young, innocent child, standing amongst the ripe, blossoming landscape around her. The earth's natural springtime beauty combined with the organic innocence of childhood wonderment is captured in this idyllic scene.

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Date Taken: 06.2016
Date Uploaded: 06.2016
Photo Location: Springfield , Virginia, United States of America
Copyright: © Christy Hudson