One way of relaxation for me is to be out in nature photographing birds, animals and landscapes. So whenever I can squeeze some time for myself, I venture out to some of my favorite spots around Boston. Crane Beach in Ipswich on the North Shore is definitely one that's on the top of my list. It's a Trustees of Reservations property that has miles of well maintained trails and pristine beaches. It is also home to several species of birds like the endangered piping plover during the summer months, and the snowy owl during the winter. I visit there all year round and have always been rewarded with great photo opportunities, whether it's 90°F out there, or -10°F with the wind chill.