Places


NC Zoo ostrich
I’ve been trying to branch out a little and photograph more than just trees. While still on Spring Break we chose to go to the NC Zoo in Ashboro. We’re were just near the Uwharrie Mountains at Badin Lake so we just continued the trip a little further. I always compare […]

NC Zoo Ashboro, North Carolina


baseballs at Crooked Creek Park
So, it was supposed to “snow” over the weekend, it didn’t. We got mostly ice as usual and a little bit of snow.  I put snow in quotes because it never really snows here, not like it does in Virginia. Growing up in Virginia we looked forward to snow because when […]

Park 2: Crooked Creek Park





Ft Dobbs wagon wheel
I love going to Living History Day’s at the various parks around the area. I guess being from Virginia I sort of have history in my veins. For this trip, we went to Ft. Dobbs in Statesville, NC. I had never heard of Ft. Dobbs before and really had no […]

Fort Dobbs in Statesville, NC


View from below Crowders Mountain
I love hiking! It’s like an addiction. The funny thing is, I was never ever active when I was younger. You couldn’t pay me to do anything active. When we moved to Charlotte I was bored a lot so every weekend I would find a park or drive to the […]

Crowders Mountain



My parents live in Florida and whenever we visit we try and go and do something “touristy” but fun. This particular visit though I had recently broken my pinky toe and was walking around with the oh so fashionable “boot of shame” so we didn’t want to do too much […]

Kingsley Plantation in Jacksonville Florida


Romare Bearden Park
We spent the afternoon at Romare Bearden Park in Charlotte, NC. We love this park and at night, the fountain is illuminated in colored lights.

Afternoon in Charlotte, NC


Red barn at Burntshirt Vineyard
I had so much fun at this winery! Over the last few years I have wanted to refine my palate both with food and wine. Whenever we go to the mountains we are always passing signs for wineries and vineyards in the area but we never stopped.  So for my […]

Winery Tour: Burntshirt Vineyard in Hendersonville, NC