Thank You, Next. _____ Last week I bought a new car, and said goodbye to this little red car that had been with me since I was 16. On Monday I found out that this car needed more work done than it was worth. I told the service place that I wanted to fix nothing, and by Tuesday night, I had purchased a new car. ____ Before I talk about the new one, I want to thank this little red Chevy Cobalt for a solid 10 years. It drove me to high school, college, and out to Delaware. I remember getting this car when I was 16, and telling my parents that I really wanted a red car with a spoiler and a sun roof. I remember packing up my dorm room in college into these back seats. I drove this car out to Delaware for the first time when I started as a naturalist at Cape Henlopen, drove it back to Ohio via Canada, and then back to Dover where it has lived ever since. This car was freedom, and memories, and nostalgia. Thank you little car for being the best first car I could have had. Who knew saying goodbye to a car could be so emotional? It was time though. ____ And now... meet my new car! You can see it in my story. 😉
It’sssss a horseshoe crab night! The next full moon is Saturday, so the next couple days are going to be prime time for premium horseshoe crab viewing. I highly recommend getting out there to see these beauties. I’m leading another survey with @delawarenerr tonight and I can’t wait. _____ Visit the link in my bio for a list of 2019 horseshoe crab dates and instructions on how to truly experience horseshoe crab spawning season.
Mountain layers at Shenandoah National Park. _____ For awhile I shot all my landscapes super wide angle. Like the wider the better. I still really love shooting with wide angle lenses, but zooming in can be powerful too.
Dark Hollow Falls in Shenandoah National Park. I used backpack as a tripod for this one.
I’ve been in Delaware almost 3 years now. Crazy. I came to Delaware for a 13 week summer internship, and 3 years later I’m still here. This is one of the first photos I took with my first DSLR. I think this might have even been my first time on the Gordons Pond trail. I still really like this image, and when I look at it, I remember how amazed I was the first time I saw this marsh. This trail still amazes me now.
Happy Gotcha Day Mačka! _____ It's been (about) 2 years since I brought you home from the shelter. Not to sound dramatic, but I can't imagine my life without you. Thank you for tolerating me putting you into a cat backpack, going on walks with me, drinking my leftover cereal milk, getting yourself stuck in cabinets when I'm not looking, and reaching out your paw 2 years ago to grab my flannel as I walked by your cage in the shelter. Love you lots you weird little floppy cat thing. _____ 📷: photo by @delawareian
My brother and I just got back from a camping trip to Shenandoah National Park! He finished a semester of Grad school last week, and came out to visit me. We hiked both up mountains, and down to waterfalls, saw tons of wildlife (including salamanders, deer, toads, millipedes, and even a bear), cooked over campfires, watched sunsets, got caught in the rain, ate ice cream I think 4 times in 5 days, and had a really great trip. _____ Have you been to Shenandoah? It's only abut 4 hours from Dover!
Horseshoe crab season IS HERE. I just got back from my first survey of the year with @delawarenerr, and we saw so many tonight! _____ This photo is a good example of what spawning looks like. The females, which are bigger than the males, dig into the sand. Then the males surround her and fertilize the eggs. _____ Here, you can see 2 big females burrowed in the sand, and all the males surrounding them. _____ SO COOL.
I very rarely shoot with big telephoto zoom lenses. My arthritic hands just can't handle them 😅. I shoot almost everything with one of 3 lenses: 24-70mm, 35mm prime, or 16-35mm. _____ Yesterday I got to try a big telephoto lens (I think it was 400mm f/4), and I must admit. It was fun. _____ Swipe to see a photo of the lens, and the two awesome people I got to shoot with last night. I remember when I first moved to Delaware, I was walking around Lewes and saw @kevinflemingphotography’s gallery. I thought he was so cool. Three years later, I KNOW he's cool because now we're actual friends. And last night he let me take HIS photo. Crazy.