Town Dock – Oriental, NC (ONC)

Whirligig Park – Wilson, NC

This one-of-a-kind, two acre art park features 31 of Vollis Simpson’s whiligigs in the heart of Historic Downtown Wilson, North Carolina.  For more information visit the wilsonwhirligigpark.org website.

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The Cypress Trees of NC

I’ve been eyeing this spot where the cypress trees grow out of the water just a bit south west of Oriental, NC for sometime. I had this vision for a perfect sunrise. I finally made it! The sun was a bit too far to the east yet to rise directly behind the cypress trees, but the color and the reflections were fabulous!

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St. Patrick’s Day Sunrise

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Sunrise, from the West

The sunrise this morning over Oriental, North Carolina was spectacular!  I was watching the sun rise over the Neuse River in Pamlico County watching between the supports of the Oriental Bridge.   The blues, pinks and a little bit of gold were just amazing.   Then I turned around to find this beautiful scene.   The sun clearly rises in the east, but on this morning it was a sunrise from the west.

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Battle of the Gulls

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From the ferry between Minnesott Beach and Cherry Branch North Carolina.

 

Sunrise on the River

Sunrise on Bay River, Bayboro, North Carolina 

 

A Little More Sweet Nostalgia —

The first Saturday of July, small town Oriental, North Carolina begins its annual Croaker Festival with a parade down main street.   This year, the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band from Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, NC both marched in the parade and then, played for the town.  (By the bye MCAS, Cherry Point – just happens to be my birth place many years ago).

This is just a small snippet from the parade of some of my favorite entries.  This year I was totally enamored with the little trucks.   I want one, they were fabulous.   And … I also liked how the dragon, Oriental’s mascot, looked lovingly on to the America Flag — it is almost July 4th after all!

Songs from each military branch: “Anchors Away” for the U.S. Navy, “The Caissons Go Rolling Along” for the U.S. Army,  “The Wild Blue Yonder” for the U.S. Air Force,  and “Semper-Paratus” for the U.S. Coast Guard.  The Marine Corps Hymm, below.  (Wouldn’t you know my phone rang right in the middle, so missed a bit and split in two).  

The Marine’s Hymm (Halls of Montezuma)

The 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band from MCAS – Cherry Point, NC

 

Flowers at Mattamuskeet

I was looking for lions, tigers, or bears… found flowers instead at Mattamuskeet, North Carolina.

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Spring is in the Air…

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