Category Archives: lighthouse

outer banks again for 2016

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ocracoke, look at all those birds around that ship, I used a 600 mm sigma long lens for these shots of ships

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great shots you can even see the crew, while I was watching these guys a dolphin went buy close to shore

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here is some more,

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cormorant back of fatty resturant in buxton, at a salt water marsh that leads to the sound,

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this guy I got alot of shots of, behind fattys resturant again, (if you want real honest to goodness ice cream their herseys ice cream is the bomb.)

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ah what is over there, hark, it is my imagination running wild again invisioning me living by this lighthouse where I plant a giant red wood 100 feet from it and watch it grow to full maturity and die in God’s new world where death and sin and wickedness and property taxes and man made oppression will be gone. actually your laughing at me arnt you?

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sunrise over the atlantic ocean, very pretty,

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sunrise behind the lighthouse view motel, really nice motel you get a nice clean room at a reasonable price off season.

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remember this plant from past posts? this was behind the falcon motel which is now in disrepair and being sold (the fence is damage by thepool and the pool was full of debris and stuff) now look at it after hurricane matthew

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poor plant was so pretty now it is destroyed from the salt water flooding.

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we fished on this soundside peir we were actually on our way to the aquarium when we came across this (and we also came across the visitor center for alligator river refuge and pea island refuge and allthe cool stuff they had inthere plus a gift shop which I naturally bought some pretty things there ) I did not catch anything but it allowed my husband to show me how to cast and now when something has the bait stuff like that.

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bodie lighthouse,

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my hubby fishing ocracoke island.  this is all for now.

 

outer banks spring 2015 continued

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where are all the waves? here I sit and contemplate what would happen if while I wait for a wave a great white shark bites me, ouch!!!!! lol

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hahahahahahahahahha gulls.

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trees trees beautiful to see for you and me.

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hubby hubby and I fishing, well him anyway, wondering when the ice cicles will form on our faces as the wind off the ocean is cold enough to sink titanic 2, yikes!!!

cape hattaras light house

never get tired of lighthouses, just something about them i cant explain.

Hope your enjoying my brief trip to the outer banks in april, if you hate the cold wait until middle of may to risk going there.

plants at peak aug 2014

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crape myrtle starting to bloom, late this year usually blooms july. but everything got a late start.

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scarlet bean runner with pods growing up the crape myrtle whose most of the tops died except the bottom where it is regrowing, yea it did not die, yippee.

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red crape starting to bloom, grew a bit bigger finally, hum does it need to be shocked into growing more during summer by being hit with a severe cold winter? makes one wonder.

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my giant caladium (elephant ears) started off small then got big, very nice.

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sweet joe pye weed did not get big, the ones in the fields growing wild didn’t either. must of been the severe cold or something from last winter. pretty nonetheless

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goldflame honeysuckle, I had to do some serious pruning for all the dead branches it had but it was a hidden blessing because now they are cleaned up of their cluttered branches look and are more uniform and their flowering has been enhanced quite a bit. very pretty.

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early summer a chickadee mom and dad raised a brood out of here, I would watch them bring them food, but the little guys were to far down in to stick their heads out, then when they were done a house wren took it and raised babies too. see the nest inside?

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a passion for flowers much? the passionflowers are starting to bloom, also late usually in july they bloom but we all know why don’t we.

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painted mountain corn, very pretty had to fence it the ground hogs thought I grew this for them,

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variegated climbing hydrangea, the canes are said to get fifty feet but it will be a couple of years before I see flowers but if I see some climbing the leaves will satisfy me enough until the flowers are ready.

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touch me nots, never in my life have I seen them so tall, they are taller then me and so thick like this, wow, my whole fence on this side is like that and the plant bed near the dish is like this too, wow,must of been all that rain. (jewelweed)

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rosa rugosa rose hips

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black eyed susans seeds must of clustered at the bottom of my side yard because look what happened? they all clusted and bloom together, while the area around them has nothing, very pretty, did not have the heart to mow them.

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rosa rugosa topaz jewel, is yellow but look what happens when you photograph it with the sun shining brightly at your back into the flower, like a beacon or something, (mirror rose)

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and now the golden rods blooming, on the hill next to all my black eyes susans painted daisy? and other flowrs that finally spread, I guess mowing it during the summer was a bad idea so this year I did not mow it,

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my side hills (dry conditions here) full of blk eyed, painted daisy? golden rods yarrow, ironweed,

so what do you think these are not all my plants but awwww the wonderful springs (usually wonderful) summers and wonderful fall time of year where you have plants galore sunshine warmth energy until winter spoils the party.

 

awww outer banks vacation gone bust

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unfortnantly we cut our vacation short, I was just so bored, my hubby couldn’t get to any fishing spots, even the private piers were closed due to federal consessions, whatever that means,  we had no access to refuges, swimming holes, beach access was by some parking on side of road or private access which we had permission to use, we couldn’t do anything we had planned and on top of that my monthly decided to pay a visit, could’t of been a worst time for it. no hiking swimming or fishing or bird watching I was only able to get a few pictures, I spent most of the time sitting around the hotel room trying to figure out where to go and what to do. so we just left.

big bummer, frankly I don’t know what the people in governments’ problem is, they simply do not understand who really owns nature.  taxpayers paid for the access roads yet they forget it is not their money. but I guess that is the nature of power, you lose touch with reality and live in a world of delusions. I do have a few pictures to show.

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couldnt go no furthur then this to see the lighthouse, to bad the ranger there was really nice, you could talk to him and all, he seemed disgusted with the whole affair too.

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still was able to walk the buxton woods, tho the trail is not well defined and not marked, anyone have any ideas of what kind of bush this is?

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brown thrasher in live oak tree

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might try to post to youtube.

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there is more but I am tired, suffering some heatlh issues today. so will deal with that. but enjoy, I have more pictures if you all want to see them.