One of the realities of the our life at Paddle Creek is that we are at the mercy of the water level in Falls Lake and on the Neuse River. Especially in the Spring, there is a good chance, that if we get a cold front that is carrying a lot of moisture, we are
Last Saturday as I was photographing the Neuse River from the Greenway Trail, I came across this large heron standing on a downed tree. I thought it would be cool to take a long-exposure picture so the movement of the river was a blur and the bird was clear. Without getting too technical, in order
How many bird nests have their own address? A pair of ospreys chose to build their nests on the top of power pole number 123 overlooking the Neuse River. About half a mile downstream of the Falls of Neuse Canoe Launch there are a set of power lines that cross the Neuse River and the
I have basically been photographing the same 5-mile stretch of the upper Neuse River for the last 3 years. You’d think it would get old or you’d run out of things to take pictures of, but it hasn’t happened yet. Whether it is by kayak or on foot along the Neuse River Greenway Trail, it
An osprey enjoys a tasty meal of freshly caught fish. Ospreys are a pretty common sighting on Falls Lake near Raleigh. They don’t tend to be seen as often along the Neuse River, but it is not impossible. Crazy fun osprey facts courtesy of wikipedia? You got it: The osprey and owls are the only
A seagull takes an early morning dip in Falls Lake near Raleigh.
Billowing clouds over the Neuse River are reflected in a dangling rain drop. The height of the Neuse River near Raleigh is actually not affected much by the amount of rain. It is the height of Falls Lake, and the subsequent control of the lake height by the dam that makes all the difference.
The first evening of daylight savings time found a beautiful sunset happening over the Neuse River in Raleigh. Can’t wait for our Twilight Paddles to start up again in May. There is nothing like sitting in a canoe or kayak and watching the sun set over the river.
The ripples from a boat wake reflect the rising sun. At Falls Lake near Raleigh.
The fine down of a goose rests weightlessly on the surface of Falls Lake in Raleigh.