Month: June 2016

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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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Throwback


I found this timelapse video of a killer sunrise over the Neuse River sitting on my phone. This is just down from the Falls Dam and looking downstream. Whether by kayak, canoe, stand up paddle board, or on foot, the Neuse River near Raleigh is awesome. Oh, and did you see the geese?

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You might hate this


Whenever I post pictures of snakes or spiders or other borderline scary things, we get comments. Most of the comments are not from people who love spiders or snakes. The truth is that it is part of nature and if you are getting out there then you’re going to see those things. If you have

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Those Eyes


I haven’t been fishing all year. For some reason Paddle Creek has taken more of my Saturdays than it should have so far. I generally try to get up early a couple times a month and go down to the Neuse River to fish and take pictures. That’s where the pictures for this blog come

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