Archives For Outer Banks

There is a wooden tower about ten minutes from our house that I have been threatening to climb for over four years now. Finally, last night, my threatenings came to fruition and I took myself off in the van to visit said tower. (In my defense, I parked crookedly because there was not another soul anywhere around.) Continue Reading...

Family. Near or Far?

December 9, 2013 — 39 Comments
When you live many hours away from your nearest family members, occasions (and pictures) like this are extra special. (This is Steve and Summer having morning coffee with my brother Tim, who was visiting with his family from Minneapolis.) Continue Reading...

That Kind of Quietude

November 29, 2013 — 6 Comments
On this day after Thanksgiving, I am especially thankful for one particular recent memory. Last Monday, we had gone sightseeing with my visiting family members and had quite accidentally timed our arrival at the Bodie Island Lighthouse to coincide with the advent of the golden hour. Continue Reading...

Skips and Shadows

November 26, 2013 — 14 Comments
Sunday night, my brother and his family arrived from Minnesota, diligently carting with them some of their cold northern air with which to replace our warm southern air. But that’s okay. We let them stay anyway. Continue Reading...

Platelets. Cody. Photo Walk.

November 20, 2013 — 12 Comments
I've just been sitting here thinking ahead to Thanksgiving week and the happy (maybe even occasionally chaotic) busyness that will be entering our lives. Continue Reading...
I love it when stories from this blog take on lives of their own; it's great to get to be a small part of events that grow beyond what I could ever plan. The following story is a great example: Continue Reading...

Beauty. Bridge.

September 25, 2013 — 6 Comments
One of the many things I love about photography is how much just a small changes in perspective can make such a big difference in a photo. As I've mentioned before, I love taking pictures of the Old Manns Harbor Bridge on the north end of our island; I just got to thinking recently how very different the same bridge can look depending on lighting, time of day, and the mood of the water and the sky.   So today I want to feature the ever changing beauty of this bridge and the loveliness of the world around it. (Hover over the first picture to show the controls for viewing slide show) Continue Reading...
I  had just turned off the ignition and was leaning  back in the driver’s seat waiting for Sarah to arrive when a furtive moment on the passenger side caught my eye. I glanced over. And froze.  Continue Reading...