Category Archives: Nature

North Carolina November

The beautiful scenery of November in North Carolina is a nice visual treat. I am fortunate to be able to visit scenic places in Wake County such as Mordecai Historic Park. A stroll through this charming place is sure to provide peace and tranquility. Cute critters were also enjoying a break among the colorful autumn leaves this past Saturday.

squirrel in autumn
Break Time

Happy October

Hope you are enjoying the 10th month of 2019. I have been busy, but productive. This time of year is especially fun for photography.

I love spending time in nature. Mordecai Historic Park near downtown Raleigh is a gem. Peace and tranquility among the old Oak trees, squirrels, flowers, and birds. I have been fortunate to see many bluebirds this year at this scenic wonderland. Check out my article Bluebirds in the City for the North Carolina Bluebird Society.

Welcome, September

I normally want summer to last forever, but this year I am looking forward to autumn more than usual. My interest in photography has grown in recent months. Can’t wait to see what my camera can capture in the fall 2019 scenery.

I was blessed to photograph many bluebird photos this past spring and summer. My nature walks provided some personalized content for the North Carolina Bluebird Society’s quarterly newsletter, Bluebird Notes. I am enjoying managing this publication very much.

The bluebird coffee mug was cool find at North Raleigh thrift shop. A good friend gave me these beautiful blooms, which are perfect fall colors. Check out the archives of bluebird newsletters at http://www.ncbluebird.org/online-newsletters/.

Lazy Days of August

The summer of 2019 is starting to wind down. How did we get to August so fast? I have been enjoying this season with time in nature with my camera. Like this squirrel in the park, hope you get to take some time to relax in a beautiful setting.

Nature Park in the City

I learned about the Mordecai Historic Park in downtown Raleigh from my website work with the North Carolina Bluebird Society (NCBS). When I became Webmaster of ncbluebird.org in May 2007, l assumed responsibility for managing the online presence for the Wake County Bluebird Club as well.

The first meeting I attended was in the St. Mark’s Chapel of Mordecai. It is such a charming little building. I have enjoyed many club meetings at this location. We currently have the quarterly bluebird club meetings across the street from this historic building, in the Mordecai visitor center.

Squirrel in Tree
Downtown Raleigh, NC Squirrel

Over the years I have become attached to the scenic beauty and peace of Mordecai Park. I often visit this spot to relax and snap nature photos.

The giant Oak Trees offer cool relief from the sweltering sun on 90 + degree days. The abundance of playful squirrels scampering about, beautiful flowers, and songs and sights of our feathered friends make this one of my happy places. My interest in photography has increased over the last few years. I find a wealth of photo subjects at this tranquil place, such as the image of a squirrel posing in a tree shown above.

Wake County Robin Sitting in a Tree

Snapped this photo right outside the North Regional Library in Raleigh, NC. I visit this location and the East Regional branch often, as reading is one of my top passions. To sneak a little exercise in my day whenever possible, I often walk around for a few minutes before going to pick up or drop off books.

Raleigh Robin

The North Carolina scenery is so nice in Springtime, so I try to keep my camera handy. I often see our feathered friends perching in nearby trees, such as this bright pretty Robin. The colors of this photo sure added some April cheer to my evening.

Downtown Bluebirds

Thrilled to have the opportunity to photograph some fine looking bluebirds at Mordecai Historic Park in downtown Raleigh. I go to this location for peace and tranquility of nature. While taking flower pictures, some bluebirds landed nearby. They are so beautiful and sound so sweet.

I manage the website and newsletter for the North Carolina Bluebird Society. I receive many donations of photos for their Web and newsletter content.  Now I have a few of my own snapshots to help spread the word about this precious shy bird.