Across North Carolina: Volume XIV

    This is the fourteenth 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 Fourteenth Pictorial Trek from Here to There and Back Again

In the county of Beaufort, in my home of Mac'swood, I have my squash garden, with its blossomed beauty: Above. And, the hungry creatures that it lures which benefits the purpose coexistence with nature: Below.     photos by Stan Deatherage    Click images to expand.

    We stay in Beaufort County, for there is more to see, and, especially, for this dragonfly to eat ... yet another carcass of an unwanted, but, obviously, tasty pest.
And then we wait until my little friend is finished: Above. Remarkably, at the bottom of this Mac'swood hill six months later, or earlier, in the year, we see a different world     photos by Stan Deatherage    Click images to expand.

    Still staying in Beaufort County, we head just about 15 miles east to North Carolina's first town and colonial capital, Bath, and then further east.
The Palmer-Marsh in Bath is very old: Above. And then further east, we wind up in Historic Edenton along its waterfront of Edenton Bay, where we see the Barker House: Below.     photos by Stan Deatherage    Click images to expand.

    In that same historic Albemarle region, here in northeastern North Carolina, we visit some other historic places.
Here in Washington County, at Somerset Plantation, we see an old house with a far older tree in the foreground: Above. And, there are gardens to the north of the plantation house, where fresh, young plants exist: Below.     photos by Stan Deatherage    Click images to expand.

    While remaining in Washington County, we take a look at the upper scuppernong river, which is just miles from Somerset Plantation, and again near its mouth at Columbia in Tyrrell County
The upper Scuppernong River in Washington County: Above. The upper Scuppernong River, but lower at Columbia in Tyrrell County: Below.     photos by Stan Deatherage    Click images to expand.

    And then back home ...
Back in Washington, NC, we watch the sunset on the Pamlico River on two separate occasions, both during the clear cold air of December, but one year apart: Above and below.     photos by Stan Deatherage    Click image 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".

Below is our new interactive map that will show where all the pictures were made, and if you wish, you can get the distances and directions to these vistas. Also, you can interact with the map by placing your address in the "Enter an Address or Place & Click Find" field, and then click find to get best directions and mileage between your address and the chosen subject site. More features to follow.

    Publisher's note: This post appears courtesy of Beaufort County Now from its Across North Carolina series.

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