It seems that these days always find me in search of a photo op, so Saturday we jumped in the car and headed down to Delaware's tidal salt marshes via the state's delightful Route 9.
Our first stop was the sleepy little town of Taylor's Bridge, where I found two things of interest -- the Taylor's Bridge School, which hasn't been used as a school house since 1949. These days the building serves as the town's community center. And the Reedy Island Rear Range Lighthouse. The lighthouse is currently automated and the old lightkeeper's dwelling burned in 2002, leaving just the wooden barn you see in this picture.
Next we drove on to the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Leipsic where we found thousands of snow geese taking advantage of the park's 12,000 acres of tidal marshes and briny swaps. And this beautiful fat fox hoping for an easy dinner.It was with a heavy heart that we left the area at sunset, but we will be back!