This flock of seagulls was unexpectedly swarming overhead when I stepped out of a grocery store. I had instant Hitchcock “The Bird” vibes, the sound of them all cawing at once was completely unnerving.
I may be exaggerating slightly, since melon is actually only from India. The karela, or Indian bitter melon, is usually served fried, mashed with potatoes, stuffed, or as part of a curry or soup. When I first saw this mound of frilly, green vegetables in a Korean grocery store, I thought they were straight out of a sci- fi movie prop department.
For a fleeting moment, I thought this broken piece of wood ensnared in a vine was a petrified finger. Fortunately it was a false alarm!
I noticed this large bird of prey circling overhead during an afternoon walk. I’m relatively sure it was a black vulture, as it was soon joined by three more. I’ve been noticing a lot more of them in the neighborhood my husband and I live in, possibly because the abandoned golf course a few miles away from our home is now being redeveloped for apartments and shopping.
Cedar planks for sale at the Gibson Mill Depot. The warm burgundy hues are gorgeous, but it was the scent wafting through the vender stalls that caught my attention first. If only a photograph could translate the wonderful smell.
Tried something new and made orange and lemon slice ornaments this year. I love the shades of dark orange and red they turned when dried.
A large leaf footed bug is something I would expect to find crawling up the side of my office building in August, not the end of November. I admire it’s resilience against the weather (only twenty two degrees outside!) but now that I know it will emit loud noises and a foul odor as forms of defense, I sincerely hope I never find one in my house.
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!