Tuesday, August 30, 2011

365 Project ... Bugs

This week's forum project is bugs.  Boy, does North Carolina offer a lot of opportunities for taking pictures of bugs!  Here are a few I found...

This second one is of cicada moltings.  These very loud cicada bugs molt several times in their lifetime and these are their carcasses. 

I know this next one isn't a bug, but it's just so crazy what we saw on the side of the road today..... a fox!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Our new life in North Carolina

My life these last few weeks has been rather crazy.  We moved!  It's exciting to live in a new place.  There is so much to see and explore.  I think what I'm liking best about Charlotte, North Carolina is the beautiful scenery.  It is very green here.  I guess the humidity and regular rain fall does a lot to ensure the success of the beautiful surroundings.  And then there are the amazing people in the south.  It's true about southern hospitality... it is alive and well here in Charlotte.  We are regularly surprised by how friendly and helpful people are here.  What a lovely place to be.  Here are a few pictures from some of our adventures in our new city.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

California Beach Day

It's been forever since I've posted on my blog, and for a good reason.... I've moved!  We left California in early July to move to Charlotte, North Carolina.  My life has been a bit upside down for the last few months, with packing and all the work you need to do to get a home ready for a sale.  And in all the busyness, my photography has taken a back seat.  These pictures were of a really fun day about a month ago.  I'm just now finally getting to edit and post them.  They are my good-bye to California pictures.  We had a fabulous day at a beach my family likes, Little Corona Beach.  Great weather and some great fun splashing in the waves.


These next pictures are of my Dad and Mom, Ron and Arlene.  My Mom would hate it that I'm posting a picture of her, but I love including her in the memory of our fun day.  My parents are the type of people that love to climb on the rocks and have fun with their grandkids.  I like it that my Mom will wade through the tide pools to take a look at the crabs and other interesting creatures.  
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