Month: June 2016

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Three’s Company


I had just quietly waded out into the Neuse River to line up a shot of two big herons in a tree over the river. With the sun rising in the background, I knew I could get them as silhouettes. Just as I was ready to take the picture, I heard this loud screeching sound

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Stripes


There is a place just downstream of the Falls Dam, where there is a big pile of boulders on on the side of the river. Years of rushing water has worn them smooth and left stripes on the rocks where the different water levels have been. When paired with the vibrant green of the plants,

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Bedhead


There are only a few places where powerlines cross the Upper Neuse River near Raleigh. One of them is right next to the Old Falls of Neuse bridge just downstream of the Falls Dam. I was out there the other morning on the river and caught a shot of this guy, who looks like he

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Cuteness Factor of 10


Not a lot of words here, just some pictures of a tiny deer bounding up and down the banks of the Neuse River across from the Falls Dam Canoe Launch in Raleigh.

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Barb


There is an old barbwire fence along a good portion of the Neuse River Trail near the Falls Dam in Raleigh. It has been cut and pulled apart in spots by people who want to get to the banks of the Neuse River to fish. I am torn about these paths. I don’t like them

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Make it Snappy


I always wonder what causes the trees along the bank of the Neuse River to fall across the river. Sometimes it is obvious, like you can see where the bank has slowly eroded over time until it can’t support the tree anymore. But then there are trees like this. What would have caused this tree

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Ordinary Things


Ordinary things in the right light can produce extra-ordinary results. Take these average plants growing in the Neuse River along the bank near Raleigh. Throw in the reflection of the sky during sunrise and you’ve got a pretty cool picture. A quiet paddle down the Neuse will let you see things in a whole different

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Screech Powers*


As I quietly slip off the Neuse River Greenway Trail and follow the slightly worn foot path into the woods, I take extra care to move slowly and not crunch any of the branches on the ground beneath my feet. I am notorious for tromping through the woods and scaring animals that are right down

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Summer- Summer- Summertime


I think of Spring of a time for things to grow and blossom and bloom, but, man, I took a walk down the Neuse River Greenway the other morning and it is bursting with life! There are flowers everywhere, bushes bursting with blackberries, and the greenery is so thick that you can’t see the Neuse

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Hard to Swallow


Under the bridges that cross the Neuse River near Raleigh are hundreds of Swallow nests. These birds create nests out of mud that they pluck, one mouthful at a time, from the river bank. It is pretty amazing to watch them come and go from their upside-down nests.

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