June 7, 2014
Duck & ducklings
January 12, 2015 at 02:22 PM in Happy places, Nature - general | Permalink
Swannanoa River Trail at Warren Wilson College
January 09, 2015 at 09:27 AM in Happy places, Hiking, Nature - general, North Carolina | Permalink
Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock, NC
October 17, 2014
November 19, 2014 at 10:28 PM in Happy places, Hiking | Permalink
It was a beautiful afternoon:
November 11, 2014 at 11:55 PM in Happy places | Permalink
November 10, 2014 at 10:06 PM in Happy places, Hiking, North Carolina | Permalink
They were on top of the shelf at the Winkler Bakery (October 4, 2014)
November 08, 2014 at 10:33 PM in Happy places, North Carolina | Permalink
October 18, 2014
November 06, 2014 at 11:43 PM in Happy places, Hiking, North Carolina | Permalink
Milkweed pods and the view from the beginning of the Flat Top Mountain trail at the Cone Manor in Blowing Rock, NC:
November 05, 2014 at 10:32 PM in Happy places, Hiking, North Carolina | Permalink
The second phase of Hillsborough's Riverwalk recently opened so dear husband and I took a walk there this weekend. It's very well made and quite lovely. We will walk there often!
I love boardwalks! (view from the parking deck)
View of the Eno River from the bridge
View back towards the parking deck
View of the river from a bench. It's wonderful to have this so close to the center of town (we had breakfast at the Weaver St. Market before our walk).
For now, this bridge is the end of the walk. There's another boardwalk that will connect it with the trail at Gold Park, but that's not finished yet. Eventually, the Riverwalk Trail will go to Occoneechee* Mountain to the west and to Ayr Mount and the Occoneechee Speedway to the east.
The unfinished part of the boardwalk connecting the bridge with the Gold Park section - which is covered here because it is near the railroad (left, upper corner of the photo).
Trail heading back
The boardwalk heading the other way from the parking deck
Graffiti under the one lane, Exchange Park Lane bridge
Fencing under the Churton St. bridge to keep birds from nesting
* Two "c"s, four "e"s, and only one "n."
July 06, 2014 at 04:35 PM in Happy places, Hiking, North Carolina | Permalink
So far, this seems to be more of a photo blogging month than a writing blogging one. I've really enjoyed photography lately. Here are photos from our October trip to the Blowing Rock area:
The view of Grandfather Mountain from the Rough Ridge trail - one of our favorite hikes
View west from the Beacon Heights trail
The trail around the Bass Lake at the Cone Manor
Dear husband and older son at the Flat Top Tower at the Cone Manor
Green Knob trail in Price Park
One of our favorite trees - with Grandfather Mountain in the background
November 07, 2013 at 11:05 PM in Happy places, Hiking, Nature - general, North Carolina | Permalink