One of the things I love about New England is the stone walls trailing off into forests and fields in a seemingly random fashion. Most of them built in the Revolutionary period between 1775 and 1825, when farmers trying to clear land stacked them in walls to get them out of the way. Today the stone walls are protected from removal or destruction by preservation laws.
Small satin moth spotted on an evening walk.
Spotted outside my home office window. A Carolina Anole, puffed up and feeling territorial.
Found this birds nest in my front yard, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen one with a covering of lichen before.
A few of the reptiles and millipedes I’ve spotted on my daily walks, slithering around in the warmer weather. The snake above was likely a juvenile, barely 8 inches long. Below is a smooth green snake, and finally a common millipede.
Wildflowers are blooming here in Charlotte, and I’m enjoying seeing them on my daily walks.
Bolts of gray velvet at my favorite antique mall. I love walking by this stall’s stacks of different fabrics and taking in all the colors and patterns.
I didn’t notice this taxidermized squirrel tucked behind the woodwork of the pub style bar in a cabin rented with my husband and sister until the second day of our stay. I had a real moment of panic that we had a live squirrel stuck in the basement pool room before I realized it was fortunately not alive.
Sunrise in Seven Devils, NC. At times, it drives me crazy that our beagle Daisy wakes me up so early, but sights like this make up for it.
Taken from a cruise ship in Seward, Alaska. The water gets its bright blue hue from glacial silt runoff from Resurrection River. The Bay and River both get their names from Alexander Baranov, who retreated to the bay during a storm that ended on Easter Sunday.