Images from our May-June 2023 issue

Cape Henlopen State Park, DE

The Covid-19 lockdown in the Spring of 2020 seems like a lifetime ago to me. The world was in a state of suspended animation, and we were searching for some sense of normalcy. My escape from that reality was my camera and photo opportunities at Cape Henlopen State Park. Never will there be a convenient time or place to be thrust into a full-blown pandemic shut down, but for me, that time was Spring — and that place was the coast of Delaware. It made the situation a little more bearable. 

Photo and description by Pamela Aquilani

Lewea, DE

Pink dogwood trees in bloom in April and May, with pink bracts that resemble petals radiating cross-like around a compact group of inconspicuous flowers. According to the Arbor Day Foundation, millions of pink dogwood seedlings and budded trees are produced every year for commercial nurseries around the country. Just one look at this stunning specimen in full bloom and you’ll know why.

Photo by Grant L. Gursky

Fenwick Island, DE

For me, a beautiful, warm day at the beach is made even better when there are very few people there with me. Memorial Day is the official start to summer for many people, especially for those who wait all winter to return to the beach from afar. If you are lucky enough to call the coast your home year-round, you can kick off the summer season well before the crowds arrive.

Photo and description by Pamela Aquilani

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