A sculpture of my favorite birds at the North Carolina Zoo, spotted during my annual visit this summer.
I spotted this grasshopper clinging to my screened-in porch. The outdoor floodlight is so intense you can almost see through him.
Replica of Abby Borden’s skull at the Borden house in Fall River. Abby and her husband Andrew were murdered with an axe August 4th, 1892. Andrew’s daughter Lizzie Borden was arrested for their murders, but ultimately was acquitted of the crime.
I heard the eerie sound of the broken receiver creaking in the breeze before I noticed this faded relic.
Every time I walk by this section of fence that’s been swallowed by two trees, I feel like there’s a story there. I just have to put it into words.
I caught sight of the moon outside the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, and it instantly made me long for fall and the Halloween season. The light cloud clover and bats flitting around gave the early evening a foggy, eerie atmosphere.
Taxidermy specimen with exposed cranium for sale at the Curiosity and Oddities Expo in Charlotte, NC. Priced at a mere $350!
When most Americans think of a bald eagles, they also think of the imposing screech they hear when one is featured in a movie or tv show. But that majestic call doesn’t belong to a bald eagle, it’s borrowed from a red tailed hawk, and dubbed in. The sound bald eagles actually make is more of a musical whistling. You can hear it in the video below that I took at the Carolina Raptor Center, where I was lucky enough to hear it in person.
A blood vessel configuration at Discovery Place in Charlotte, NC. This model was created by injected the vessels with a special polymer. The surrounding tissue was then removed, leaving behind an delicate, eerie map of the blood vessels in a human head.
I spotted this queen conch shell stamp in the mail the other day, and it felt like a reminder that the official start of summer is almost here (this Friday!)