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The Milky Way in Shenandoah

Night photography is starting to intrigue me and even more, finding the elusive Milky Way along the eastern seaboard of North America. I’ve had two opportunities recently to get away from the bright city lights. First in the lowcountry of South Carolina, and most recently in the Shenandoah Mountains. The first thing that I’ve learned…

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Rose River Falls

In search of waterfalls that tumble down from the top of Shenandoah Mountains, I was looking for some that had an easier access than others. Along Skyline Drive there are several trails that head down the mountain along beautiful streams but can pose challenging treks for many. One of the easier waterfalls to reach is…

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Down the Autumn Lane

The golden path lays before me. A glowing Autumn lane beckoning all to wander. Oh where the lane might lead? Oh how far does the lane go? To discover what may be found along the lane. Is it perhaps the journey along the lane Or is it where the lane leads? Only the golden lane…

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Ruffed Grouse

It’s been such a busy two weeks and it’s good to be back to share some of my adventures. Each year I travel to Shenandoah National Park with the Mountain Club of Maryland. Our true destination is to hike up Old Rag Mountain. An arduous nine-mile hike that includes over 2,000 feet of elevation gain…

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Basking in the Moon Light

As the blood Hunter Super Moon began to rise. Its red-orange glow reflected on the Chesapeake bay. I was not the only one watching the moon rise. A heron, standing proud on the sandy shore gazed on as well. Warmed by the moon glow was he. While I sat in the shadows, Watching this intimate…

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Island Deer in Beaufort County

There are some darling mascots along the golf course and roadways of Fripp Island, South Carolina. Island Deer are a smaller variety of our common White-tailed deer and are protected in gated communities like Fripp Island. But with that protection also brings challenges. Growing deer populations and distracted drivers have lead to an increase in…

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Chasing the Sun

I chased the sun as best as I could. The beach holiday was sultry. The air heavy with humidity, but that wasn’t all the air was filled with. It was filled with mosquitoes. Mosquitoes as big as hummingbirds. They were relentless, they were busy all day long from before sunrise to after sunset. They mobbed…