Shot this in Hillsborough over the weekend. I know which one I’m leaning toward. How ’bout you? Which one?
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“EarthShare New Jersey’s 9th annual celebration features a photography exhibition showcasing NJ’s wildlife, landscapes and waterways; ecofriendly auction prizes of unique experiences such as wildlife releases and art work; tastings of beverages and specialty dishes served by chefs from across the state; and live jazz music presented by Stringzville.”
Both of my photos above were finalists, and one was chosen as a Grand Finalist. The winners will be announced at the dinner.
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During my first couple of trips to Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, I was so smitten with all of the birds that I forgot to appreciate the beauty of the landscape. It wasn’t until my trip last fall that I finally began to really take notice. I will be more attentive next time.
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Here in the northern reaches of New Jersey it snowed on Tuesday, and today it was 60 degrees. So while winter and spring battle it out, I sit and wait and dream of returning to the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge.