Close-up of a beautifully encased light of a Lamborghini at the Autolawn European Classic Car Show in Hickory, North Carolina
Leading lines on a striking car at the Autolawn European Classic Car Show held in Hickory, North Carolina
Reflections on a sleek Lamborghini on display at the Autolawn European Classic Car Show held in Hickory, North Carolina in September 2021
Wild flowers are prevalent all around the Roan Mountain area in North Carolina
Rhododendron calendulaceum, commonly known as flame azalea, is an upright, loosely branched deciduous shrub. It is native primarily to woodland slopes and mountain balds in the Appalachian Mountains from Pennsylvania to Georgia. Here are some images from Roan Mountain Bald in North Carolina/Tennessee.
Located on the North Carolina/Tennessee state line, Roan Mountain is actually more of a mountain range about 5 miles long – called a massif – than it is a single peak. Famous for its Catawba Rhododendron gardens with its brilliant purple flowers in spring. Grassy Ridge, along the eastern flank of Roan Mountain, is the longest stretch of grassy bald in the Appalachian Mountains. These treeless mountaintops offer spectacular views, fields of grass waving in the winds, and an alpine-like hiking experience. Will post images from this vista over the next few days.
A swallowtail butterfly lands on a rhododendron flower to taste the nectar at Roan Mountain Rhododendron Gardens, North Carolina
The sun provides ample illumination to backlight a Rhododendron flower at Roan Mountain Rhododendron Gardens in North Carolina
From just blossoming to fully grown rhododendron flowers at Roan Mountain Rhododendron Gardens, North Carolina
The texture and colors of the rhododendron buds at Roan Mountain Rhododendron Gardens, North Carolina
The Mannon C. Gore Bridge, Sunset Beach, North Carolina is the only bridge that connects the main land to the island. This bridge replaced the pontoon swing bridge that was in place from 1958-2010.
The Linn Cove Viaduct hugs the face of Grandfather Mountain and is recognized internationally as an engineering marvel. It is a 1,243 feet long, concrete segmental bridge which snakes around Grandfather Mountain in western North Carolina.
A walking bridge over frozen water in North Carolina
A red, wooden bridge adds beauty to the Japanese Gardens at Duke Gardens, near Raleigh, North Carolina
A covered bridge is a timber-truss bridge with a roof, decking, and siding, which in most covered bridges create an almost complete enclosure. The purpose of the covering is to protect the wooden structural members from the weather.
Here are a couple of covered bridges in North Carolina.
Most bridges are made of steel or stones, but here is a bridge in rural North Carolina made of wood
A view of the Neuse River Bridge from the Alfred A Cunningham Bridge, a drawbridge in New Bern, North Carolina..
The Neuse River Bridge, one of the largest public works projects in North Carolina, provided a complex yet functional bypass at the historic town of New Bern.
This footbridge at the Whalehead Club in Historic Corolla Park was built c.1925. Corolla is a small town on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, between Currituck Sound and the Atlantic Ocean.
A baby, black snake slides through the rocks near our home in North Carolina
A “zonkey” is a hybrid cross produced by mating a zebra and a donkey. Zonkeys are not a true species because they have an odd number of chromosomes and cannot reproduce. While zonkeys are rare, they are bred in a number of zoos and specialized farms around the world.
Here is a zonkey at Catawba Farms in Newton, North Carolina. It doesn’t seem to look either like a donkey or a zebra!