I started out my love for photography through taking photos of flowers in gardens. I lived within Washington DC proper at the time, so I’d go to Dumbarton Oaks Gardens every few weeks and capture the flowers through the year. When I met my husband in DC several years ago our first date was at the U.S. Botanic Garden on the Mall, where he showed me for the first time how to use a DSLR camera.

In 2015 my husband and I began hiking. We started out small with Great Falls and Sugarloaf Mountain in Maryland, and then moved on to Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. For our honeymoon we went hiking in Shenandoah National Park’s Central District, including Old Rag Mountain, Hawksbill, and the Appalachian Trail. My love of floral macro photography moved to the mountains. Since then we have further explored trails in Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey, New York, and now Colorado.

Migrating from Digital Botany

Prior to establishing Takahashi Outdoors, blog posts dating prior to March 2018 were posted to my previous blog Digital Botany (www.digital-botany.com). As a result, you may see images that have copyright marks for digital-botany.com. So don’t worry, I didn’t steal anyone’s property! I only migrated over my own images.

The Purpose of this Blog

The purpose of this blog is to share::

  • Our hiking adventures and the nature that we experience there
  • Information and recommendations about hiking trails
  • Scientific and historical information about wildflowers and other plants

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