Take a hike! (With me?): Glendalough wanderings

The money shot I went to Glendalough with a friend and we didn’t really have a plan about where we wanted to hike. There’s only one public bus to Glendalough from Dublin, so we had a very limited time there and we just wanted to wander and see what we could see. We ended up […]

Wicklow National Park

After we did our hike at Crone Woods, my new friends were kind enough to drive me around Wicklow National Park, a mind-blowingly beautiful, but very different landscape. This is all heath bog, so even though it looks barren, it’s full of life. Those forests I love so much don’t really belong here! Sorry for […]

Where in the world is SOIMF?

I’ve moved to a new place and a new job!  See if you can guess where I am based on this photographic journey of my first week.  Ten imaginary internet points for the country and 100 imaginary internet points for the city! Obligatory cute animal There’s a clue if you know your bees! Rainbow Sorry […]

Scenes from the Birding Cup, 2016

The Birding Cup is a birding competition in which teams try to see as many species of birds as possible within a 24 hour period. Our team (the noble Timberdoodles) has always competed in the birding boot, which means no mechanized transport. I’ve posted about a couple of past birding cups (here and here oh […]

Views from a ride

I love riding my bicycle long distances mostly because the views are so gorgeous.  I always want to share the beauty of the landscapes I ride through, but I’m always loathe to carry a camera (and actually stop while I’m riding, ugh). A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine was kind enough to […]

Montezuma Sunset

Montezuma Wildlife Refuge is an amazing little swamp at the north end of Cayuga Lake in New York.  There are a few trails to walk on, but the famous part of the swamp is a cars-only wildlife drive.  Cars cruise along at a slow pace and pull over whenever and wherever they feel like to […]