Wells Reserve at Laudholm Laudholm Beach Ferns galore at Wells Reserve at Laudholm Tide out, Ogunquit Beach From the Pedestrian Drawbridge at Perkins Cove The Eastern Promenade, Portland The View, with clouds, from Mount Agamenticus Featured image: Ogunquit Beach from the Marginal Way.
First time visiting the Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey. While the refuge extends over 50 miles along the Jersey Shore, the eight-mile Wildlife Drive loops around just a small portion of it. Wide Angle Black Skimmers Osprey Atlantic City Egret
Still working on Spring up there. Voorhees is in the northernmost part of Hunterdon County and is one of the smaller state parks. It was a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp in the 1930s. On the Brookside Trail
I’m falling behind, so here are some photos from a nighttime hike along the Rainbow Vista trail to the Fire Canyon overlook in Valley of Fire State Park. Moonlight on the rocks. iPhone Night mode at work. The sun sets early in December. Hoped to do some stargazing, but these clouds came in after the…… Continue reading Night Hike at Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
Pakim Pond, Brendan Byrne State Forest, New Jersey
From a walk back in November. Baldwin Lake is a New Jersey State Wildlife Management Area created by damming Baldwin Brook, a tributary of the Stony Brook. Part of the Pennington Loop trail parallels the Stony Brook. Featured image: Euonymus alatus (Burning Bush), an introduced/invasive species.
Moving upstream from the Jacob’s Creek Preserve is the Woosamonsa Ridge Preserve. Hillier, and closer to the creek’s headwaters, the Woomonsa also has longer (like, 2-3 miles vs. 1-2 miles) trails. Persimmon tree barkTake only photos
This is a short hike mostly along the floodplain of Jacob’s Creek in Hopewell Township, New Jersey, managed by the Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space. It was just damp and leaf-covered today, but the creek can flow powerfully through here after a rainstorm. Remnant of stone wall that may have been used to dam…… Continue reading Jacob’s Creek Trail
Recently we visited Manitoga, a National Historic Landmark that is the studio and home of industrial designer Russel Wright. A prime advocate of what has been called “Livable Modernism,” Wright, with the aid of his wife, Mary, became one of the most influential and well-known designers of the 1930s to 1950s. His pottery, tableware, and…… Continue reading Aspiring to Easier Living at Manitoga
A walk around the Six Mile Waterworks (created to supply drinking water to the city of Albany in the 1850s) and Rapp Barrens, part of Albany’s Pine Bush Preserve.