A bench to enjoy the view at Intra-coastal Waterway at Sunset Beach, North Carolina
The beauty of Lake Junaluska, North Carolina …….
Lake Junaluska, in Haywood County, North Carolina, is named after nearby Mount Junaluska (now North Eaglenest Mountain), which in turn was named after Chief Junaluska, a Cherokee leader.
A tree barely survives falling into the water in Bass Lake
A Canada Goose poses at Bass Lake in North Carolina
Lilies take up so much room on Bass Lake that these ducks have to squeeze in!
Branches of a tree naturally frame Bass Lake in North Carolina
Water lilies cover portions of Bass Lake, near Blowing Rock, North Carolina
A serene setting at Bass Lake, North Carolina with Moses Cone Manor on the hilltop in the background
Ocean waves crash into the rocks at Sunset Beach, North Carolina
Rocks form a barrier against erosion of the beach and dunes at Sunset Beach, North Carolina
On a secluded stretch of beach (Sunset Beach, North Carolina) far from the nearest public access point and nestled between sand dunes is an unlikely sight – a mailbox…with a bench next to it. The bench is where you sit to pen your innermost thoughts; the mailbox is where you place the journal when you are done. More than just a receptacle for pieces of paper, the Kindred Spirit Mailbox on Bird Island holds the wishes, thoughts, prayers and dreams of those who walk the 30 minutes to share and bare their soul and draw comfort from the act of doing so while enjoying the soothing sounds and sights of undeveloped beach, ocean and horizon.
Biking on the beach with a pet early on a cloudy morning at Sunset Beach, North Carolina.
Bikes ready to ride on the beach ……
Inviting steps from the dunes leading to the beach at Sunset Beach, North Carolina
A lonely life ring at Sunset Beach ……
Swan Lake is the second largest lake in Waldo County, Maine. Originally known as Goose Pond, during the 19th century it came increasingly to be referred to as Swan Lake, after the town of Swanville, Maine, which before incorporation had been known as the Plantation of Swan.
A view of the lake from a bench at Swan Lake State Park
A rocking chair view of Bass Lake, North Carolina from Moses Cone Manor
A bench view of the greenery at Bass Lake, North Carolina in summer
A bench view of reflections at Bass Lake, North Carolina in winter