Nutcracker symbolism runs strong in my house. Keepsake reminders of life events. In 2016, a monumental election year, I added Presidents Washington, Jefferson and Roosevelt. Teddy....our Presidential champion of National Parks. The granddaddy of them Yellowstone was my destination in 2016... a year that also marked the centennial of the formation of our National Parks Foundation in America.

I'm reminded of all of this as I gaze at my nutcrackers....of a country of grand and great landscape, of great foundations, political and social, and of continued great potential for those fortunate and grateful to live here. 

Photos from Shara Fryer

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