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Winter Hiking Roger Williams Park

Winter Hiking Roger Williams Park

I’m a native Rhode Islander, and like every native Rhode Islander, I have fond memories of Roger Williams Park (there’s a zoo, a carousel, and all kinds of fun playground stuff). There’s also a huge amount of park in Roger Williams Park, and most people drive around it for several minutes before reaching their destination. I’d never really walked around the park before, so about ten days ago (before all this snow) I decided to go for a hike out there.

Hiking the Moore Woodlands and Beebe Pond Park

Hiking the Moore Woodlands and Beebe Pond Park

There’s a nature sanctuary about half a street away my house in Mystic. It’s actually two separate organizations – one is the Moore Woodlands run by the Avalonia Land Conservancy and the other is the Beebe Pond Park, run by Groton Parks and Recreation. The big loop around the pond is about 2 miles and can take about an hour to hike if you start on the Avalonia side. I left work early (I have flexible hours at the moment) in order to catch the last bit of sun and hit the trail.

Sunbursts

Sunbursts

This morning I woke up at 5:30am. It’s Saturday and my day off. I’ll admit I was more than a little miffed at the fact that I woke up so early on the first day in a month that I’ve been able to sleep in. I mean, sure, it’s great that I’ve been getting enough sleep lately that I could get out of bed at 5:30, but that wasn’t really what I wanted to do on my day off.

Globetrotting

Globetrotting

Globetrotting: An Archaeologist’s Photo Journal is a collection of 50 of my favorite shots that I have taken over the past ten years. Many of them come from work I have done as an archaeologist or anthropologist, and some are just plain cool. Check it out on amazon and let me know what you think!

Spring?

Spring leaves budding outside the Field Museum in Chicago. I took this last year, but am posting it now in the hopes that the snow might finally end! (Quick, everyone go knock wood!)

Globetrotting: A Photo Book

Globetrotting: A Photo Book

Globetrotting: An Archaeologist’s Photo Journal is a collection of 50 of my favorite shots that I have taken over the past ten years. Many of them come from work I have done as an archaeologist or anthropologist, and some are just plain cool. Check it out on amazon and let me know what you think!

Perfection

Perfection

I woke up the morning before going to staff training for Legacy International’s Global Youth Village and decided that I wanted to wander outside for a while.  I’ve been trying to work on my photography skills, so I took my…

Did You Know There Are Infinite Shades of Turquoise?

I’ve fallen into somewhat of a routine here in Chicago – at least, I have on Thursdays.  I go to class at the Field Museum, then take the 146 bus up to Michigan and Delaware, where I get off and…

Raspberries in Summertime

A gentle breeze made its way up the coast of southern New England, through Narraganset Bay and across the Jamestown Bridge. It seemed to be searching for something as it blew up a small hill in Saunderstown and rounded the…

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