This is the fourth of a new series of images from across North Carolina from my travels, and from the long intervals that I have spent with my camera making a record of where I have been. Upon examination of these random images, I concluded that best format would be the one page arrangement, where I cut the images to 1280 pixels wide, arrayed in a wide viewed 'fancybox' series, where there is a title of explanation, and maybe a bit more, but mainly, the photo should speak rather than my words. In fact, I plan to put my words on hold for a bit here, which will be to the fine relief of a great many.
Each series will be random and varied; however, most will center from here in eastern North Carolina, which is closer to my home in northeastern North Carolina, in the county of Beaufort, and the county seat of Washington, my home. From this perspective, we will reach out beyond the myriad waters: fresh and calm, brackish and moving, salty with powerful waves, and get to see North Carolina, where we may know it a little better, if only through images.
This random display of images of North Carolina, made by the Tar Heel traveler, may have been revealed earlier in BCN, and when I can remember a relative series, I shall link to it; however know that this series of ongoing themes will remain that there is no theme. In this random projection of unrelated images, the series will seek its relevance, its beauty and its strength of purpose.
The Fourth Pictorial Trek from Here to There and Back Again
We begin in Beaufort County again where the snow blows down by the Pamlico: Above. A then just a bit east to ragged banks of Upper Goose Creek in Goose Creek State Park: Below. photos by Stan Deatherage Click images to expand.
Then we head back to the rugged Black Mountain range
, the tallest of these eastern United States, where butterflys take flight and Mt. Mitchell soars ever higher.
Along the Blue Ridge Parkway, butterflys fill their need to feed: Above. A top Mount Michell looking north to the tallest ridges of the Black Mountains: Below. photos by Stan Deatherage Click images to expand.
Geologically and geographically diversity is on display as we zig and then zag back to Nags Head, one of North Carolina's most eastern beaches, where the surf is almost always up.
Nice wave at the Nags Head shore: Above.A beautiful evening at Jockeys Ridge State Park: Below. photos by Stan Deatherage Click images to expand.
And then the zig finds its way due west back to Asheville
These warehouse stores of days past were the perfect places where Model T Fords were once sold here in Asheville, North Carolina: Above. Along the Blue Ridge Parkway, north of Asheville, there are many easy palces to walk where the views are understandably spectacular: Below. photos by Stan Deatherage Click images to expand.
And like a coiled rubber band, we find our way back east ...
Just up the North Carolina coast from Barden Inlet is the Cape Lookout Light Station on Core Banks, where we have this view approaching from the west over Core Sound, in Carteret County: Above. And here again approaching from the south while walking along Core Banks from the south: Below. photos by Stan Deatherage Click images to expand.
And of course, at some point, we head back home to Beaufort County.
Here in Beaufort County summer continues for dragon Flies: Above. The sun sets along the Washington, North Carolina waterfront: Below. photos by Stan Deatherage Click images to expand.
We'll do another one of these as the time becomes ready and appropriate. At your leisure, please follow this link
to the growing list of this pictorial series - "Across North Carolina"
Publisher's note: This post appears courtesy of Beaufort County Now from its Across North Carolina series.