This is the first 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 First Trek from Here to There and Back Again
The Trestle over the Pamlico River at sunset is often a moving landscape of some ocular reward: Above. No Gators here in Beaufort County, but down at Orton Pond in Brunswick County, gators are quite prevalent: Below. photos by Stan Deatherage Click images to expand.
This travelogue of random images continues unabated, but a bit to the west.
The gates to the Governor's Mansion in Raleigh: Above. Nectar is everywhere in North Carolina when it is warm, even on the Blue Ridge Parkway: Below. photos by Stan Deatherage Click images to expand.
A mountain glade is a fine place to hammer out a Bluegrass reel: Above. They really know how to do public buildings in Asheville in Buncombe County: Below. photos by Stan Deatherage Click images to expand.
Back east, about as far east as one can go in North Carolina, It is complete dusk at Bodie Island, near Oregon Inlet on North Carolina's Outer Banks
... and I'm there.
Bodie Island Light Station bids goodnight with much work ahead: Above. Now, say good day to a bright morning at Jennette's Pier in Nags Head: Below. photos by Stan Deatherage Click images to expand.
And further south in Brunswick County
, at the mouth of the Cape Fear River, we are here in Southport ...
... Where the confluence of river traffic - Cargo from the east, and the Bald Head Island Ferry finding its home port: Above. North Carolina is a big, wide state with many citizens, which keeps the General Assembly rather busy ... many taking lots of pictures: Below. photos by Stan Deatherage Click images to expand.
And still, we find our way back home, to my home.
It is a place of rare majestic winter beauty: Above. And we still have the Pamlico River and the trestle that it spans ... at sunset: 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.