My wife and I were walking on the sidewalk in our local outdoor mall called “Friendly Center” when we happened upon this flower growing through the crack. Life is unrelenting in its tenacity.
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Today’s tree is a small Japanese Red Maple:
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With the new spring growth, this small but thriving pine tree is really very healthy. Just look at the vibrancy of the green against the pine straw background. Also, it doesn’t hurt to have the morning sun peeking through the trees to light up the young branches.
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It is a beautiful spring morning in North Carolina. I took my camera outside to capture several images with texture and found this small spring shoot of leaves on the trunk of an older sweet gum tree. The softness of the leaf surface contrasts nicely with the roughness of the gray bark.
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I had a really thorny time picking out a photo for this week’s Cee’s Oddball Photo Challenge.
This week’s CWW takes us to a very interesting intersection off of I73 in North Carolina at the Pinehurst exit. There is a railroad track that runs parallel to the highway that begged to be photographed for this challenge. The featured image is looking east and the picture was taken about 4:30 PM with the sun at my back.
The next image is looking west, back toward I73:
You will notice in the foreground of the second image that there is a roadway going over the railroad tracks, which offers a fifth way to choose from:
So, take your pick: train going west; train going east; car or truck going west; car or truck going east; or car or truck going south.
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When you have ice in the water, you think of winter, but this photo from Alaska was taken during a summer cruise by the glaciers, so this photo only counts for water.
The next photo is from our neighborhood in 2010 just after the first snow of the season:
Here there is only frozen water in the form of snow.
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On March 21st of this year, my wife and I visited a North Carolina Civil War battle site in the town of Bentonville. I will have an entire post on that battle sometime in the near future. For now, I wanted to share a picture I took just outside of the state historical park.
The relatively new boat on a trailer was parked outside of this broken down old house that had obviously been moved to an empty lot and placed on some blocks of wood. The boat seemed so out of place that I just had to stop and take this photo.
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For ‘Metal’ I have an unusual statue cast from metal:
For ‘Autumn’ I have a photo from Haw River State Park:
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Here is our Coral Bark Japanese Maple with leaves that have not fully matured yet. They are a beautiful shade of green when they first emerge.
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