Photo: Sunset on the Long Island Sound
This photo was taken at Sunken Meadow State Park (Long Island, NY). Sometimes I get so caught up in zig-zagging across the globe that I forget how beautiful nature can be, even in the midst of suburbia. Sunken Meadow in particular has always had a special meaning to me, as the beach that I frequented most often as a child and also as the place where I got my first real taste of the outdoors through nature camp every summer. From the boardwalk, you can also see the Stony Brook University Hospital, where I attended some of my undergraduate classes. I enjoy going back for bird-watching (there is an estuary in the park that attracts all sorts of birds) and to walk on the boardwalk during the spectacular sunsets.
For more information about Sunken Meadow State Park, you can visit their website.