All posts tagged: nature

The Swarm

One of the fun part about foraying into nature is you never know what you’re going to stumble upon. While treasure hunting at park last month, my sister and I paused at a familiar sound. Searching through the foliage, we spotted a swarm of bees hovering around a tree trunk. Bees are honestly one of my biggest fears, so I was both fascinated and completely freaked out. So much so that I never hit record on my phone when I tried to take a video of them. Luckily my sister had it together, and shot the video below. You can really hear them buzzing! View this post on Instagram *Sound On* Ever heard a swarm of bees buzzing in there natural habitat? I hadn’t! Quite a surprise while taking a morning hike a few weeks ago, and I was so excited/freaked out I never hit record while I was trying to take a video. Luckily my twin did and sent me hers after 🐝 . . . . . #everydaystrangeblog #intj #introvert #darkpoet #horrorwriter #northcarolina …

Treasure Hunt at Purser-Hulsey Park

The trails at Purser-Halsey Park are scenic and relaxing on their own, a series of loops that lets visitors decide if they want to take a short walk or a 3 mile trek. It’s the hand paint rocks hidden Ali g the trails that give it a little extra magic. Adorned with everything from Japanese cherry blossoms to silly dad jokes, they were nestled in tree branches, tucked behind roots, and scattered on the forrest floor.

The Enchanted Forest Trail

At the end of the 1.8 mile trail loop at Purser-Hulsey Park is a bonus half loop, the “Enchanted Forest” trail. A narrow, ribbon like trail winds through a grove of slender pines. It was so quiet you could hear the trees creak in the wind. It did feel magical. View this post on Instagram *sound on* At the end of the 1.8 mile trail loop at Purser-Hulsey Park is a bonus half loop “Enchanted Forest” trail. A narrow, ribbon like trail winds through a grove of slender pines. It was so quiet you could hear the trees creak in the wind. It did feel magical. . . . . . #everydaystrangeblog #intj #introvert #darkpoet #horrorwriter #northcarolina #hiking #travel #poetrycommunity #writersofinstagram #poetryofinstagram #charlottenc #nature #socialdistancing #amwriting #latergram A post shared by Everyday Strange (@everydaystrangeblog) on Mar 22, 2020 at 5:12pm PDT

Ocmulgee Mounds National Park

Earlier this month, as the impeding pandemic was just looming on the horizon in the US, my husband and I were traveling through Georgia. We stopped in Macon for an overnight stay, intending to continue on to Florida the next day. Ultimately we made the decision to turn around and return home the next day as news of the coronavirus’s spread intensified. We were however, fortunate enough to visit the Ocmulgee Mounds National Park before heading home. Fittingly, it is a testament to the resilience of humanity, as the park is home to a pre-historic American Indian site. Occupied by many different cultures for thousands of years, the Mounds were constructed around 900 CE, during the Mississippian era for tribal elites. Normally I would edit down the large amount of photos I take during a visit to a park or event, but since many of us are stuck inside and unable to travel, I decided to include more then usual, to create a virtual tour of sorts.

Foggy Morning Walk

Around noon on Tuesday, it was announced that all bars would be closed, and restaurants would be limited to take out and delivery only. It was quite a subdued St. Patrick’s Day here in the Queen City. The next morning, Charlotte was shrouded in the thickest fog I’ve seen all year. Taking a morning walk, I couldn’t help noticing little hints of spring peeking through the gloom. Birds, greenery, and pink blooms could not be completely concealed. By noontime, the sun had chased the fog away.