The sun sets over the bridge at Lake Hickory, North Carolina; lighting up the clouds and water in a golden glow
As 2021 is close to ending, we post this week some spectacular photos of sunset over Lake Hickory, North Carolina. Here are images of brilliant clouds lit by the setting sun.
Harpers Ferry is a town in West Virginia. Paths wind through Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, which has 19th-century buildings, a Civil War Museum and John Brown’s Fort, a key site in an 1859 abolitionist raid. The location where the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers meet, known as The Point, offers views of Maryland and Virginia.
While you might not observe Christmas as a religious holiday, celebrate the spirit of fellowship, goodwill, peace and more!
We end our series of images from around the Wilmington, Delaware area with a composition of reflections from and stairs through glass windows.
The golden rays of the setting sun light up a crane at the riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware
Symmetry of stairs through glass in a modern building in Wilmington, Delaware
Saw these interesting and unique birdhouses on the riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware
An interesting art piece on the sidewalk in Wilmington, Delaware
A striking food truck on the sidewalk in Wilmington, Delaware
Interesting characters join other picketers at a line in Wilmington, Delaware
A colorful model of a railroad engine near the riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware
A stone engraving at the New Castle Historic Society building, New Castle, Delaware, depicting a hawk and a canyon, possibly signifying strength during war
There are remnants of historic pubs along with newer drinking establishments in older buildings in New Castle, Delaware.
Step back in time and experience the charm and beauty of colonial New Castle, Delaware. Walk the cobblestone streets and enjoy the historic sites of this riverfront community.
Historic New Castle, Delaware is located just 10 minutes south of downtown Wilmington. Overlooking the Delaware River, Historic New Castle is the oldest continuously occupied town in the Delaware Valley. Thanks to preservation efforts, this vibrant, fully occupied community remains one of the most important Colonial/Federal villages in America – second only to Williamsburg, Virginia in the number and authenticity of its historic structures.
Pictured below are the New Castle Court House, Immanuel Episcopal Church, Amstel House and a statue of William Penn (founder of Pennsylvania).
The views, at Winterthur Gardens in Delaware, in every direction are important to the whole. The paths are an integral part of the overall design, curving rather than straight, following the contours of the land, passing around trees and water, and drawing walkers into the garden.
Gardening was H. F. du Pont’s first love. He experimented with thousands of plants, refining the color combinations that are the essence of the Winterthur Garden in Delaware. Winterthur’s naturalistic garden is a masterpiece of color and design and is surrounded by nearly 1,000 acres of meadows, farmland, and waterways. We didn’t experience the blooming colors during our visit as the flowering season had ended.
The Reflecting Pool at Winterthur in Delaware is one of many charms at the elegant gardens of the former du Pont estate.
Exceptional hand painted Chinese wallpaper from the late 1700s creates the magnificent showcase for one of Winterthur’s most iconic rooms – the Chinese Parlor.