Thursday, July 27, 2017

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Home sweet home

I'm the luckiest women alive to live surrounded by so much nature and such beauty that it brings tears to my eyes.  I've never taken even an instant of it for granted, I'm still pinching myself 28 years later, do I really live here?  Blessed beyond belief.

Gorgeous Wickham Lake
The girls soaking their feet in a stream on a hot day!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

36 Precious hours........














I have discovered that my dreams do come true.   For many years now, an annual whale watching trip that leaves out of Montauk Point, has been on my bucket list. For one reason or another I have been unable to go. This past weekend, I finally made it aboard the ship and we went 30 miles off the coast of Long Island to the Great South Channel.  The GSC is full of bait fish, we saw well over 100 Humpback Whales, Common Dolphins and hundreds of Pelagic birds. We slept on bunks in the belly of the ship, surrounded by strangers who became friends as we shared an amazing 36 hours with them. This trip made me feel more alive then anything I've done in a very long time. Seeing incredible beings like whales and Dolphins makes me realize that we are not the only ones on this earth who are intelligent.  A mother/calf pair spent nearly 90 minutes watching us. They spy hopped and went under the ship so we would follow them from the starboard to the port, over and over again, they had us perfectly trained.  It was simply my favorite wildlife encounter ever. They sought us out, and wanted to spend time with humans. They weren't chased or harassed. I guess they knew that the ship was full of conservationists and like minded people who really love and cherish wildlife. Maybe they could feel the love and awe from all of us?  We all got selfies with the pair, no words how cool that was.  Life continues to awe and inspire me. Each day precious.  Time to plan another adventure! 

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Step back in time.......

This weekend we had a family wedding on Long Island and decided that we needed to head to Massapequa Preserve before we went home.  I'm so glad we did.  I credit this park for instilling my deep abiding love of nature and the natural world. It was a oasis for me in a sea of suburbia.  I spent my entire childhood exploring this park. What a gift.

Friday, June 23, 2017

As handsome as they come!

Wow, double wow!  Love this large handsome guy!  I found him 7 years ago too.  So much fun to keep track of these awesome beings. 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Happy Summer Solstice


Cascade Lake
Eating a Ebony Jewelwing

Pearl

Zucc

Long life Pearl and Zucc

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

End of Spring!

Dung Beetle!
First ones I've ever found!

Gray Tree Frog

VP Snapping Turtle

Dragon Fly Nymph case

Another Snapping Turtle laying eggs


Hello Gorgeous

Hey there handsome!

Pretty eyes

Gorgeous Box Turtle