Category Archives: Nature

Things I See Around Town: More Spring Color

The passage of time can be marked by the recurrence of colors in spring. The daffodils and forsythia are joined now by swaths of white cherry and pink crabapple blossoms. Some of my timely favorites are the pastel pinks of: spring … Continue reading

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Things I See Around Town: Treegator®

There is a new home building project underway next to our church. As the builders have put in landscaping, I noticed several Treegator® irrigation bags installed around newly planted trees. I see them in lots of places around town. I … Continue reading

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Things I See around Town: The Aftermath

A few weeks ago we had a serious storm: ice and wind. This is one of several trees damaged in our area. I have noticed this tree countless times over the last dozen years on my way to our favorite barbeque … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: PROLIFIC

The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is PROLIFIC. There is an oak tree on the edge of the community ball park near us. The ground beneath its branches was covered with acorns, wall-to-wall (or should I say … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: AWAKENING

The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is AWAKENING. The contrasting red of the new maple buds against the background of its just opened leaves tells me that the maple (Acer ‘Summer Glow) is awakening to the first … Continue reading

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Things I See Around Town: Imitations of Spring

Here we are in mid February, and I am finally beginning to see the early signs of spring in our region of North Carolina. The colder than normal weather we have experienced has pushed these early events a month later … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SILENCE

The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is SILENCE. It is only the tinkling of this small waterfall that breaks the silence of this scene. https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/silence/

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Weekly Photo Challenge: FAVORITES

The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is FAVORITES. We have been asked to share our favorite photos from 2017. Here are the two that received the most likes and comments from you kind readers during the year: … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ASCEND

The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is ASCEND. I planted this Sweet Autumn Clematis (Clematis terniflora) next to a pine tree in my previous garden in Chapel Hill. I watched it grow rapidly in just a few … Continue reading

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A Day in the North Carolina Mountains

Last weekend my daughter Elizabeth and son-in-law Jack treated us to a beautiful day in the mountains of North Carolina. We drove up into the mountains, marveling at the fall colors. It seemed that a new magnificence greeted us as … Continue reading

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