Blue Herons use the Neuse River as a sort of highway to travel. A quiet spot on the river bank will get you views like this.
A big hawk scowls down at runners and walkers along the Neuse River Greenway Trail in Raleigh.
Sycamore seed pods dangle over the Neuse River in Raleigh.
Sometimes, if you get too early of a start, the actual subject of your photo remains a mystery. Along the Neuse River Greenway Trail in Raleigh.
Nature’s abstracts. Bubbles swirl on the surface of the Neuse River in Raleigh.
This time of year, it takes a little more effort to find green on the trees. This branch of moss was practically glowing in the sunrise as it hung over the Neuse River in Raleigh.
After having lost an argument with another heron, this heron stood in the bushes and made threatening gestures towards the winner of the argument who was basking in his glory down in the Neuse River.
I heard a terrible racket down by the Neuse River and came across two herons having a terrible disagreement. When it was all over, this heron (Apparently the winner of the argument) stood in the river all puffed up for a good 5 minutes while the other heron hid in the woods.
Nature’s abstracts. On the Neuse River in Raleigh.
Having grown up in Florida, when I hiked past this, all I could think is that someone had thrown a starfish against the tree and it stuck. Along the Neuse River Greenway Trail in Raleigh.