I love taking walks right after it rains, and seeing raindrops still clinging to branches.
Snow and foliage from last November . I was in New England and got to experience a little pre-Thanksgiving snow fall. A treat since I don’t see much snow in North Carolina!
Peering into the reconstructed stamp mill at Reed Creek Gold Mine. The Mine is open year round, but the stamp mill was closed for the season. When the mine was still active, the stamp mill would have been used to pound white quartz into smaller pieces that would have been sifted for gold.
Venus flytraps at the UNC Charlotte botanical garden. Native to North Carolina, they are one of few plants capable of rapid movement, feeding on insects that trigger its lobes to snap close and form a stomach. It then releases digestive enzymes.
Biggest fall spider I’ve spotted so far this year. I’m just happy I noticed it before I walked right into the man-sized web it had stretched across my neighborhood’s walking trail. I’m not always so lucky.
Shipping container covered walkway in Skagway, Alaska.
Before traveling to Alaska I knew I absolutely wanted to spot a bald eagle during my trip. What I didn’t realize until arriving was, Ravens are also very important to Alaskan culture, and seeing them in wild would be just as special. I spotted these Ravens in Hoonah, a small town on Icy Straight Point, the very first stop on our cruise.
Sometimes it’s not so hard to see where horror writers get inspiration for the monsters they create.
Entry area to a local haunted house, Scarrigan Farms. During the Halloween season it gets an eerie Crystal Lake treatment, but the rest of the year it serves as the backdrop to wedding receptions.