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“Don't shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.”
My friend David Benton remarked, "This has your unique stamp of composition. No one else would have seen that." This post blew up compared to most of mine. I received more than 500 likes on one Facebook group (my first photograph ever to do so) and hundreds more in my other social media and what's even better are the many comments where people described how much they too enjoyed the blessings of the bays. Lower Delaware is lucky to have Indian River Bay and Rehoboth Bay, as are the many animals and plants that live in these remarkable estuaries. People also commented how they worried that the bays may become ruined from overdevelopment and their concerns are valid; many new homes and condos are being built on the bay shore as people flock to the area seeking waterfront living. It's so important to understand the importance of the bays in the natural world and that we both protect them and enjoy them. As I suggested in my post on February 20, 2021, they are jewels in Delaware's crown...
Do you realize how very blessed we are to have Rehoboth Bay in our backyard? The ocean and beaches deservedly get top billing around here but the bay is one of our local treasures. A bar-built estuary, Rehoboth Bay is separated from the ocean by a barrier beach and is fed by several inland creeks. Rehoboth Bay gets tidal exchange with the Atlantic Ocean via the Indian River Bay’s stabilized inlet. Combining with the freshwater and nutrients from the creeks, the tidal saltwater flow makes both bays vital transition zones from river to maritime environments and a prolific natural habitat for a large variety of birds and aquatic animals. I captured ‘Bayside Sparkle’ at sunset from a spot just south of Dewey Beach, showing just a hint of our glorious bay. Have a great weekend, my friends, and I hope you get to enjoy some time outside soon!