Category Archives: North Carolina

Southern Snapshot: Bounty of Acorns

Yet another reason why Raleigh is where I’m meant to be is because it’s called the “City of Oaks.” I have been fascinated with the symbolism of oaks since I was a teenager. Oaks symbolize strength, wisdom and longevity. A … Continue reading

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Fish Kisses: Romantic Day Trip to Fort Fisher

Nothing says romance like a day trip out to the ocean. For Valentine’s Day weekend we did just that and wandered out to Kure Beach for a day of fish kisses. On our way out to the coast, we stopped … Continue reading

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Sourthern Snapshot: Start of Spring

Wonderfully cute and fuzzy, these were in bloom during the middle of February on the grounds of the North Carolina Museum of Art. Anyone know what kind of tree it is?  

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Rockin’ Out with All-Stars

It feels like the fates are working hard to help us ease into our new home in the South. First, it was snow on the day after Christmas so we didn’t miss having a white holiday. Next, Raleigh was the … Continue reading

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Steeped In Patriotism: Day Trip to Wilmington, NC

Just a two hours from Raleigh, Wilmington is a great day trip destination. Even in the cooler winter months, this coastal town has lots to offer. From shopping to shipping off on a patriotic adventure, this historic harbor town is … Continue reading

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Goodbye 2010!

2010 has been an incredible wander: Brian, Herman and I moved from the Rocky Mountains to the beautiful South in two cars across six states in 1,600 miles – Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina We went on … Continue reading

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It’s Scary Down Here, Y’All

I love scary movies. The more spooky, gory and frightening the better. Now, with my cultivated taste for horror movies comes a little paranoia. I know how to kill a zombie (blunt objects and head shots are key) and I … Continue reading

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Heart of Dark Chocolate: Escazu Chocolates

It all started with the Facebook post “Come in for a refreshing Coconut Limeade!!” Nothing calls to my heart like a piece of dark chocolate. Stricken with lactose-intolerance, I’ve turned to this rich delicacy as my after-dinner standby. A dark … Continue reading

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Southern Snapshot: Maple in the Rain

At BugFest, there was a quick rain shower. We hung out under a beautiful old maple until it passed. It never ceases to amaze me how all those little leaves can create such a complete canopy.

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Gettin’ Down with the Insects: BugFest 2010

Calling all lovers of 6-legged freaks, it’s BugFest at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. I have a love for insects. I love to learn about them and see them behind glass, but I scream like a little girl … Continue reading

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