The USPS has been over the top busy issuing commemorative stamps in the past couple of months. One of the recent offerings is a sheet set to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of our National Parks System. The have chosen 16 parks to represent the whole. Some are in pristine rural areas and others in urban places. They include parks in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Maine, Mississippi, New Mexico, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C. and Wyoming.
Would I have been responsible for the design, I would have nixed the paintings in place of all photos for the Grand Canyon National Park, the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, and Bandelier National Monument. And two, I would have switched out Carlsbad Caverns National Park with Mammoth Cave National Park for more geographic diversity (and New Mexico already has a stamp on the sheet). But still: They are beautiful! The four I have also highlight represent the ones from the sheet that I have also visited.