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Lindsay Appel  Photographer @takeyouwild. Freelance Designer, Renaissance woman. Insatiable appetite for all the things. // Makin' that beauty from ATL>DEN

http://takeyouwild.com/

It's still sometimes hard to believe that I live here..πŸ’Žβœ¨
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#dnvrcolorado #themilehighcity #explorecolorado #golden #blueskies #β˜€οΈ

A favorite from my deep dive into mycology last year - a mutated Purple-gilled Laccaria (Laccaria ochropurpurea). I've been missing my mushroom jaunts something fierce lately...πŸ”₯
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#mycology #purplegilledlaccaria #wildfoodlove #exploregeorgia #mushroom #dscolor #laccariaochropurpurea

On Friday it was 80° in Denver, so I took Sumo pup for a long walk at Cherry Creek State Park. We'd never been there, so after wandering the trails aimlessly, we headed down towards the water. There was a tinkling sound - like a far off windchime - so I followed it over a hill and down to a smaller beach, where the frozen waves appeared to have made ice shelves and split apart in the heat, leaving beautiful 'crystals' behind everywhere. The entire surface of the water was like one beautiful, rolling carpet of diamonds. Even these blocks, when touched, would split apart into a million crystal daggers. It was insanely magical and as one older gentleman passerby so perfectly put it - "Now this - you found something truly special."✨ (More photos to come)
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#diamonds #iceformations #natgeoyourshot #dnvrcolorado #explorecolorado #themilehighcity #denverlife #cherrycreekstatepark #coloradotography #coloradolive

I've been off the grid for a few days fighting the winter time sick bug blues. One look at this Hokkaido uni and I felt right as rain...✨✨✨
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#uni #Hokkaido #hearthanddram #denvereats #5280eats #303eats #onthemenu #trueworld #kanpai #themilehighcity #dnvrcolorado

Got my first cold bug of the yearπŸ€’...stuck in bed with a bowl of spicy cayenne-ginger loaded broth and farro spaghetti. Here's hoping some rest will take me back to more fun (aka crab Rangoon from scratch - pictured here).
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#lilappelcooks #ashstreetdough #crabrangoon #πŸ¦€ #snack #denvereats

There just *isn't* enough late night food in Denver...so I'm upping my game. 1am Vietnamese chicken wings for @chefjeffreywall's bday - marinated for seven hours in fish sauce marinade, fried to perfection and tossed in homemade teriyaki / golden garlic / green onion goodness. May have to start my own snack emporium...
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#lilappelcooks #chickenwings #denvereats #latenightfood #snacktrust #vietnamese

Game day Rangoon. The second of two batches - the first being last night's bday Rangoon (+ Vietnamese chicken wingzzz) for @chefjeffreywall.πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ @nike @atlantafalcons #riseup #atl #rangoon #ashstreetdough #diy #dough

It's this amazing dude's birthday at midnight.πŸŽ‰ I'll save the epic mushy for later, but good lawd, I can't imagine this crazy ride without you. Love you @chefjeffreywall.❀️πŸ”₯

Always fun to find your photography published in places you didn't know went live.😜 My first feature in @communicationarts in their Advertising Annual 57! I used to lust after this magazine when I was in art school. Full circle feels good!πŸŽ‰β˜•οΈ
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#communicationarts #published #takeyouwild #coffee + #tech #hugeatl #weloveatl #hugeinc #β˜•οΈ

This picture is not for the faint of heart. This pig was given the best of life, cared for even its preparation (a week long process) for its final post : the rotisserie. The opportunity to see this all play out isn't accessible to most (and to myself only recently), but when you see it through, it gives you a deeper sense of gratitude for being one of the people on this earth who knows what it means to feel truly fed.
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#wholesucklingpig #hearthanddram #denvereats #303eats #cheftalk #rotisserie #bbq #denverfoodscene #πŸ”₯

Like .2 seconds before we moved here, at my sister's wedding in Buena Vista, CO this past September. When this picture was taken we had no idea that Jeff would get a job offer - or that my wishes to the universe to live in Colorado would be answered - so quickly. It feels like just yesterday and ages at the same time, but I love this photo (and it's Groundhog Day) so it seemed appropriate.✨πŸ’₯🍻 #us #itwaswindy

Coffee is beautiful. A roast from @lularosegeneral (my favorite neighborhood coffee spot). Grey days call for coffee at *least* twice...annnnd maybe some mid-day dance parties (the perks of working at home😎). Turn up that @badgalriri and it's officially a badass Wednesday.
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#coffee #lularosegeneral #experiencelocal #dnvrcolorado #themilehighcity #303eats #eaterdenver #5280eats #β˜•οΈ #coffeebeans