Category Archives: Raleigh

Southern Snapshot: Winter Rain

I love nothing more than rain and with the mild winters of the South any precipitation comes as sweet drops from the sky. So lovely. Advertisements

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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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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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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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Southern Snapshot: Snow in Raleigh

What is this? A white day after Christmas? What a beautiful treat! We got about 5 inches in our neighborhood, but others in the area recorded as much as 7 to 10 inches. Hope these photos leave you a bit … 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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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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Southern Snapshot: Krispy Kreme

It was the electric sex and promise of sugary goodness that lured me in. It was partially fueled by a fair amount of booze and too many doughnut click-through ads on the internet. We drove by the Krispy Kreme location … Continue reading

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Afternoon Culture: Artspace

Honestly, Artspace is one of my favorite things about Raleigh. It is a cross-section of what makes the south unique and beautiful. According to its website “Artspace is a non-profit visual art center dedicated to presenting quality exhibitions and educational … Continue reading

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Southern Snapshot: Swallowtail Butterflies

I promise not all of these type of posts will be bug related – PROMISE! But these butterflies are just too beautiful not to share. The flowering bush across the street from our house has been attracting swallowtail butterflies for … Continue reading

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