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The East Point Lighthouse is a pristine location. Its presence evokes a euphoric feeling as it sparkles in the sunlight.
A sunset on the Manasquan River behind my friend's house.
The iconic pier of Wildwood, New Jersey. Taken just before the summer crowd really hit.
Chipmunk that lives in my garden
Waiting in the parking lot, I heard a strange sound. Looking around, I saw all the casings, and then the cicadas on the trees.
Spring - new growth on the spruce trees.
After the spring burn-off in the forest, the ferns are looking beautiful.
Cooling off all summer
Red foxes have taken residence under the boardwalk in Ocean Grove. The family consists of the mother vixen and her five kits.
Red fox vixen at sunset in Ocean Grove, NJ. She has taken residence underneath the burned-down portion of the boardwalk that connects Ocean Grove with Asbury Park. This picture was taken at sunset as she overlooked her five kits playing around.
The Hoboken Terminal at dawn. While waiting for the partial solar eclipse, I decided to take some other photographs, and the terminal looked very peaceful in the pre-dawn light.
I quietly sat and watched these beautiful animals do their thing. It quieted my heart and mind as I watched them. It helped me try to process what was tragically happening in the world. Wildlife gives us peace; may they be forever protected.
It was cold but it was perfect. As my partners and I left our 'planned' location we came upon this incredible scene. The sun was coming up and the water was so still. It reminds me that anything is possible. Anything can happen. Keep your dreams alive. Never give up.
The osprey has adapted to take advantage of humans' waste. Here the moon rises behind the chimney of an abandoned military officer's home at Sandy Hook.
Purple sandpiper huddled up on a cold December morning.
Captured flying north in a private plane over Long Beach Island.
Ring of Fire eclipse rising at Jersey Shore, 5:30 a.m.
Great Beds Lighthouse during the June 2021 eclipse.
It was early in the morning. The sun was out and coming through the morning fog and onto the trees, producing a magical effect.
Storm coming from the east, creating a black reflection from the ocean. No filters used!
Cleveland Tower is also known as the "old graduate college" by Princeton students; it's currently used as a dorm for graduate students. I spent the first year of my grad school there.
Princeton University before sunset
This is an egret that was looking down at the water to see if any fish would swim by.
Vixen with one of her 6 kits at the Jersey Shore
Cedar Waxwing feasting on berries in May
The Asbury Park Carousel
As the storm breaks, the light appears as a beacon of hope, remembrance, and rebirth. Photo is a composite of the image of the statue taken at full dark and the sky/skyline taken at dusk.
Eagle taking off
Wonderful nature, and stairs that appeared out of nowhere. Hiking during the pandemic was great rest for the mind and exercise for the body. The Mantua Creek Train is a wonderful hike on all paths, and a highlight of fall in New Jersey.