Before the kiddos came along, The Captain always treated me to a birthday trip. The year he took me camping on a remote beach in North Carolina was the most memorable of them all. I can remember so much about this weekend. The water birds, the tiny ghost crabs, driftwood littering the beach, falling asleep… Read More 2006, October: Hammock’s Beach State Park
This was our second hiking trip to Crowder’s Mountain, and this time we took a less strenuous trail than the first time. We still made it to the summit, and the views were lovely.
This beautiful park was only about fifteen minutes down the road from our first house in South Carolina, and whenever we needed some nature therapy, we’d go for a hike around the lake there, or on one of the other trails. All three of our kids were also taken on their first hike here (in… Read More 2006, September: Andrew Jackson State Park
I’m now a bit over halfway through 2006 in my catch-up blogging. Only eleven and a half more years to go! This week has given us a premature taste of a warmer season here in central Ohio. Looking at these photos from our July 4th trip to the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia, South… Read More 2006, July: Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens
This may be the last of my posts for 2006! On to 2007 soon. Landsford Canal was relatively close to our house, and one of our go-to places when we needed a little bit of nature. Its claims to fame are nesting pairs of bald eagles, and the largest population of Rocky Shoals Spider Lilies… Read More 2006, November: Landsford Canal
Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens in Belmont, NC, became one of my favorite places to go when we lived in the Carolinas. The first time I went was soon after I got my new camera, and I tried to go at least once a year. I’ve since learned so much about ornamental plants, that I can… Read More 2006, May: Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens
The day after Captain gave me my early wedding present, he took me to the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro to test it out. I spent most of the time taking macro photos of flowers and plants. I remember it being nauseatingly hot, and it was only May! We had a lovely day, though.
I have The Captain to thank for sparking my love of photography, which persists today. I might have discovered it eventually, but it is extra-special that it is one of the things that we share. We got engaged in February of 2006, and he bought me an early wedding gift in May of that year:… Read More My first DSLR
Going to the Carolina Renaissance Festival became an annual trip for us, and it was one of my favorite things to do while we lived in the Carolinas. It was always a fun photo opportunity, and despite it being a bit corny, it was fun to be surrounded by the sights of colorful costumes and… Read More 2005: Carolina Renaissance Festival