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Our National Treasures

23 May

 

A little over a week ago I spent several days running around Assateague Island National Seashore with a wildlife lens. Why? Because WILD PONIES!!! Even as I was shooting, I kept mumbling “I’m going to blow the internet up with horse photos”….

It’s hard to put into words how magical it feels to observe wild pony herds, deer, birds, etc up close. It filled my heart with gratitude that we have designated places like this National Seashore to enjoy the peace that comes with being in nature. At the same time, I was sad that some of these spaces are at risk.

Humans are very good at consuming resources. Finite energy sources, deforestation, water pollution, endangered species, etc….they’re all the result of a lack of foresight in favor of “the now”. But the now doesn’t account for how our fragile the web of life is, and how interdependent we are with the rest of the environment and food chain. Every disturbance has a ripple effect, and without consideration, those effects can be devastating.

I don’t know where the perfect compromise lies, but I know for certain that we need to protect our future. We need to protect ourselves from ourselves, because we only have one planet. There is no plan B.

Day Trippin’

10 Mar
The Road Less Travelled :: MA

The Road Less Travelled :: MA

Or…in this case…the path less travelled? Or, for those of us in the States, “traveled”?

Over the Fall, I had the opportunity to introduce one of my good friends to Parker River Wildlife Refuge in Massachusetts. It’s a lovely, diverse park with plenty of hiking trails (among many other activities, but hiking and photos are my thing. Lol)

 

You can read more about the park and see a few more pictures on my Outbound page here. 🙂