Earlier this week I wrote about my newfound appreciation for ambient noise recordings after seeking some out for morning yoga sessions. I got the idea from a weekend my husband and I spent in Boone, NC. We rented a a cabin with the formal name “Stream-side II.” I had assumed the name came from the stream visible in promotional pictures, but it turns out it was only one of of many flowing down the incline the cabin was set on. Every time we stepped outside, we were surrounded by the soothing sound of rushing water. It was definitely the perfect backdrop to reading on the cabin’s large deck.
An extra fire sunset from last year, so vivid it made the local news.
Our local weatherman here in North Carolina has been promising vivid foliage since September. Last week, a combination of unseasonal warm temperatures and high rainfall finally produced the yellows, oranges, and reds I’d been waiting for. And I’m glad I was able to take a few sunny walks to enjoy them before the remnants of hurricane Eta blew them all off the trees yesterday.
My husband spotted this egret while out for a walk last week, and took a quick photo for me. Which I appreciate, because the monotony of life during the pandemic has left me extra excited about anything out of the ordinary.
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The message from my last fortune cookie. If I needed one last push to go vote, this would have been it. Fortunately North Carolina has had early voting open since October 15th, so I have already acquired our state’s most sought after accessory, the I Voted pen/stylus.
Vintage blow mold holiday decor spotted in a local antique mall. The name comes from the method of blowing melted plastic into a mold, which then hardens into a hollow, plastic shape. The most popular vintage blow molds to collect are made by Union Products, who pioneered the original lawn flamingo. I would have loved to take home the large gravestone seen here, but the $80 price tag was a little out of my budget!
This plastic jack-o’-lantern has been my Halloween lookout for the past 15 years. I bought it for the first apartment I shared with my now husband, and it’s still with us, four apartments and a house later.
Sometimes it’s not so hard to see where horror writers get inspiration for the monsters they create.
Before traveling to Alaska last September, 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.