sandy neck, barnstable, massachusetts.

I took off my work shoes and walked down to the water after work. It's annoying to be waking up in the dark again, but playing outside after 5PM is absolutely worth it.

I took off my flats and walked down to the water after work. It’s annoying to wake up in the dark again, but playing outside after 5PM is absolutely worth it.

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sailboats on the sound, groton, connecticut.

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Hello there, long lost WP friends! Talk about falling off the wagon there. I have a whole virtual stack of photos from traveling in Europe to still share with you, including trips to the Azores and France. I’m doing some local traveling related to the job search this month, but hopefully I can work on those posts in my downtime.

This photo was taken on a trip to Groton on Memorial Day weekend and has been waiting in the hopper ever since, poor thing. I miss summer but I’m excited about cider donuts and sweater weather, too. 🙂

jellyfish, audobon aquarium of the americas, louisiana.

jellyfish, audobon aquarium of the americas, louisiana. i'm kicking myself for not noting this species, but they were mesmerizing to watch. it wouldn't be a real vacation for me if i didn't stop in some aquarium or other i suppose. :) i didn't realize it at the time but this aquarium lost nearly all of their 10,000 fish because of the power loss and generator failures post-katrina. i can vouch for an amazing recovery effort!

jellyfish, audobon aquarium of the americas, louisiana. i’m kicking myself for not noting this species, but they were mesmerizing to watch. it wouldn’t be a real vacation for me if i didn’t stop in some aquarium or other. 🙂 i didn’t realize it at the time but this aquarium lost nearly all of their 10,000 fish because of the power loss and generator failures post-katrina. i can vouch for an amazing recovery effort!

lionfish in captivity, key west, florida.

lionfish in captivity, key west, florida, lionfish (pterois volitans) are invasive to the caribbean, and their populations are exploding without any natural predators. their spines are dangerous to humans, but they are delicious if you find them on a menu or can participate in a fishing derby. this one lives at the florida eco-discovery center, and he certainly wasn't shy.

lionfish in captivity, key west, florida, lionfish (pterois volitans) are invasive to the caribbean, and their populations are exploding without any natural predators. their spines are dangerous to humans, but they are delicious if you find them on a menu or can participate in a fishing derby. this one lives at the florida eco-discovery center, and he certainly wasn’t shy.