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  • City yesterday, hike today! Which weekend away do you prefer? 
I like that we got to do both but I think everyone might know what I prefer if we can only pick one in a weekend! ⛰⛰⛰
  • City yesterday, hike today! Which weekend away do you prefer?
    I like that we got to do both but I think everyone might know what I prefer if we can only pick one in a weekend! ⛰⛰⛰
  • 30 2 8 September, 2019
  • Last week, I had a rough start.. so much paperwork, edits, and stress piled up. Surprisingly, I got it all done and my inbox is now back to 0 unread emails - woot!
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Started off this week with a bang. This couple was willing to hike in the heat!!! Sweat for days but hot damn was that sunset beautiful. We will have to celebrate with boba when I get back from Japan! Thank you for the most uplifting session. Can't wait to see you two!
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For now, I shall enjoy my #properbasic life in the motherland.
  • Last week, I had a rough start.. so much paperwork, edits, and stress piled up. Surprisingly, I got it all done and my inbox is now back to 0 unread emails - woot!
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    Started off this week with a bang. This couple was willing to hike in the heat!!! Sweat for days but hot damn was that sunset beautiful. We will have to celebrate with boba when I get back from Japan! Thank you for the most uplifting session. Can't wait to see you two!
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    For now, I shall enjoy my #properbasic life in the motherland.
  • 1,216 14 13 September, 2019
  • The very last of the summer drawings.  This is looking downstream from a bridge at Great Falls; the second page is my notes about the bedrock terrace forest, a unique ecosystem along the Potomac on ancient river terraces.  #sketchbook #greatfallsmaryland #bedrockterraceforest #ecosystem
  • The very last of the summer drawings. This is looking downstream from a bridge at Great Falls; the second page is my notes about the bedrock terrace forest, a unique ecosystem along the Potomac on ancient river terraces. #sketchbook #greatfallsmaryland #bedrockterraceforest #ecosystem
  • 213 14 27 January, 2019
  • Summer may be over, but I still found a little beach to relax and get some sun at 🌞 @birksun #birksun #sponsored 20% off with code CHRISTINE20
  • Summer may be over, but I still found a little beach to relax and get some sun at 🌞 @birksun #birksun #sponsored 20% off with code CHRISTINE20
  • 1,617 34 3 October, 2016

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  • Last week, I had a rough start.. so much paperwork, edits, and stress piled up. Surprisingly, I got it all done and my inbox is now back to 0 unread emails - woot!
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Started off this week with a bang. This couple was willing to hike in the heat!!! Sweat for days but hot damn was that sunset beautiful. We will have to celebrate with boba when I get back from Japan! Thank you for the most uplifting session. Can't wait to see you two!
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For now, I shall enjoy my #properbasic life in the motherland.
  • Last week, I had a rough start.. so much paperwork, edits, and stress piled up. Surprisingly, I got it all done and my inbox is now back to 0 unread emails - woot!
    .
    Started off this week with a bang. This couple was willing to hike in the heat!!! Sweat for days but hot damn was that sunset beautiful. We will have to celebrate with boba when I get back from Japan! Thank you for the most uplifting session. Can't wait to see you two!
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    For now, I shall enjoy my #properbasic life in the motherland.
  • 1,216 14 13 September, 2019
  • City yesterday, hike today! Which weekend away do you prefer? 
I like that we got to do both but I think everyone might know what I prefer if we can only pick one in a weekend! ⛰⛰⛰
  • City yesterday, hike today! Which weekend away do you prefer?
    I like that we got to do both but I think everyone might know what I prefer if we can only pick one in a weekend! ⛰⛰⛰
  • 30 2 8 September, 2019
  • Some fork-in-the-road decisions are easier than others. #greatfallsmaryland #C&Ocanalnationalhistoricpark
  • Some fork-in-the-road decisions are easier than others. #greatfallsmaryland #C &Ocanalnationalhistoricpark
  • 6 1 8 September, 2019
  • Fall line --- The Potomac River is particularly dramatic at the fall line in and around Virginia.

In the great falls area, the Potomac river splits off and goes through and around Olmsted Island, with one part of the river creating the great falls and the other other creating rivers and waterfalls like the one seen here, as well as empty river beds filled with branched and bleached dead tree trunks. Those empty river beds are a reminder of the violent power of flash floods that come around roughly every 20 years.
  • Fall line --- The Potomac River is particularly dramatic at the fall line in and around Virginia.

    In the great falls area, the Potomac river splits off and goes through and around Olmsted Island, with one part of the river creating the great falls and the other other creating rivers and waterfalls like the one seen here, as well as empty river beds filled with branched and bleached dead tree trunks. Those empty river beds are a reminder of the violent power of flash floods that come around roughly every 20 years.
  • 42 3 1 September, 2019
  • Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center --- It's situated next to the "grand old ditch", or the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. Which is itself adjacent to the Maryland side of the Great Falls of the Potomac.
  • Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center --- It's situated next to the "grand old ditch", or the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. Which is itself adjacent to the Maryland side of the Great Falls of the Potomac.
  • 31 1 31 August, 2019
  • We don't have wings, us humans. We have our minds and a good grasp on the complexities and beauty of nature all around us, though. The intelligence, design and personalities of the flora and fauna cease to amaze me. A bird has always been the kind of animal I would want to be reincarnated as. .
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It is rare that I touch on human issues on IG but this bird to me, guarding the meal we interrupted him from eating, represents human fear and greed. It is fear that drives so many of the decisions that result in humans hurting other humans. But it is also greed. "Thats mine. I earned it. I don't HAVE to share with you." Meanwhile that person wastes, does not use or throws out that thing they want nobody else to have. This life is too short to aid in the suffering of others; be kind but be strong enough to be weak sometimes.

#ilovenature #stillnessspeaks #greatfallsmaryland #greatfalls #birdwings #endhate #peaceofmind #peace #lifeistooshort #wilderness #whatkindofbirdisthis #hiking #backpacking #killyourtv #gooutside
  • We don't have wings, us humans. We have our minds and a good grasp on the complexities and beauty of nature all around us, though. The intelligence, design and personalities of the flora and fauna cease to amaze me. A bird has always been the kind of animal I would want to be reincarnated as. .
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    It is rare that I touch on human issues on IG but this bird to me, guarding the meal we interrupted him from eating, represents human fear and greed. It is fear that drives so many of the decisions that result in humans hurting other humans. But it is also greed. "Thats mine. I earned it. I don't HAVE to share with you." Meanwhile that person wastes, does not use or throws out that thing they want nobody else to have. This life is too short to aid in the suffering of others; be kind but be strong enough to be weak sometimes.

    #ilovenature #stillnessspeaks #greatfallsmaryland #greatfalls #birdwings #endhate #peaceofmind #peace #lifeistooshort #wilderness #whatkindofbirdisthis #hiking #backpacking #killyourtv #gooutside
  • 16 2 5 August, 2019
  • Billy Goat Trail A.
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Boulders, Scrambling, Heat Index 110, 5.3 Mile Loop.
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Do peek at all the photos...pretty amazing trail. .
Challenging hike but a great Pay Off at the end which was all worth it. .
It was mental preparation for the Heat and Challenging trail. .
It is truly amazing what we can do when we set our minds to do something. 
Missed Hachi today as dogs are not allowed on this trail and it would have been way to hot for him. 
Thank you Ben for joining the hike today, and not letting the heat stop us from our hikes & exploring. 
Love being surrounded by my like minded friends. 
#hiking
#hikingmaryland 
#marylandhikingtrail 
#greatfallsmaryland 
#Sundaymorninghikers
#mentaltoughness 
#fitness 
#activelifestyle
#goals
#adventures
  • Billy Goat Trail A.
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    Boulders, Scrambling, Heat Index 110, 5.3 Mile Loop.
    .
    Do peek at all the photos...pretty amazing trail. .
    Challenging hike but a great Pay Off at the end which was all worth it. .
    It was mental preparation for the Heat and Challenging trail. .
    It is truly amazing what we can do when we set our minds to do something.
    Missed Hachi today as dogs are not allowed on this trail and it would have been way to hot for him.
    Thank you Ben for joining the hike today, and not letting the heat stop us from our hikes & exploring.
    Love being surrounded by my like minded friends.
    #hiking
    #hikingmaryland
    #marylandhikingtrail
    #greatfallsmaryland
    #Sundaymorninghikers
    #mentaltoughness
    #fitness
    #activelifestyle
    #goals
    #adventures
  • 46 26 21 July, 2019