I had high hopes for the Badlands. Something about this place has intrigued me for years. Luckily, it did not disappoint. Between the landscape and the overwhelming amount of wildlife, I fell in love. Can't wait to get back to South Dakota and explore this amazing land more.
There's something about spring rains and raindrops on flower petals that always makes me feel all the feelings.
"The quickest way into the universe is through the wilderness. Happy Earth Day"
Managed to take a short walk to the abandoned piers by my house in South Philly. It always surprises me how much natural beauty can find it's way into an otherwise ugly environment.
I've yet to have a bad day in the Adirondacks. Another great weekend canoe camping in my favorite east coast spot. Can't wait to go back!
When I heard about the Perseid Meteor Shower, I immediately started trying to find some dark skies. They're hard to come by on the east coast, but I did find this little nook on the Jersey Shore that provided quite a spot to sit and watch the meteors fly by. One of my favorite nights of the summer, by far.
And then I got to go back... when the sun was out. And everything looked totally different, but still absolutely beautiful.
A few weeks ago, I got to go to a friend's lake house in Northern New Jersey, by the Delaware Water Gap. It was rainy and cloudy, but it made for the best moody portraits of lillies.
There's a rosebush at the community garden down the street, by far my prettiest neighbor.
Hidden deep in the adirondacks, Long Pond is a rare spot of tranquility only accessible by canoe. The perfect spot to spend a weekend looking at the stars, listening to the loons, and avoiding the black flies.
Who knew New Jersey could be so beautiful?
Waking up at sunrise is never easy, but when the golden hour light hits, there's truly nothing more special. Something about the daybreak light that makes everything feel just that much dreamier. Sunrise in Joshua Tree turned out to be one of the dreamiest...
More often than not, I avoid reading signs and plaques. However, at the parking area, the plaque stated "These Cacti look soft, but are in fact, very sharp. Do not touch."
I wasn't intimidated, but needless to say, I didn't really feel like cuddling with these cacti.
I'll never be the kind of photographer who patiently waits with a 400mm lens, but if I do see a hummingbird stopping for a quick lunch break, while my camera is out...you can be damn sure I'm going to snap away.
Couldn't be more pleased to have enjoyed seeing this little guy take his time drinking the best of a springtime Ocotillo Blossom in Joshua Tree.
Nature never seems to disappoint, now does it?!