Native to South and Central America, there are about 400 species of this shrub/ tree. If you have one of these on your property you are probably very much aware that it is a very fast grower. Here in NC, they are classified as moderately invasive. Shot this with a Nikon D600 using a 24-85 mm lens. Thanks for the look and have a great evening.
Daybreak on a small tobacco farm in Eastern North Carolina. While there are many small farms across North Carolina, there are very few small farmers who still raise tobacco. Many got out of the tobacco business some years back during the tobacco buy back program. Many of the small growers who stayed in the game lease out their tobacco allotment to mega growers but I’m told the family that owns this farm still operates independently. In addition to Tobacco, they also grow either cotton, soybeans or corn. Its a hard life with limited income. A photograph of a fading America. Shot for a magazine article on small farms. Nikon D600 with a 24mm lens. Thanks for the Look and have a great evening.
By the way, the big storm for which we were bracing was pretty much a no show. There was a little rain but not much wind. Sometimes we get lucky.
The Outer Banks gets its share of nasty weather. This shot followed one of the frequent Nor’easters. Nikon D700 with an 18-35mm lens. Right now we’re preparing for a nasty storm approaching from the West North West so this will be a short post. Thanks as always for your visit and have a great evening.
The Spring planting is done in Southeastern North Carolina. If it’s not in the ground now, its too late. These just made up rows are planted with cotton seeds which are already beginning to sprout. Shot with a Nikon D700 using a graduated neutral density filter. Click on the photo for the larger view. Thanks for the look and have a great evening.
People tend to call all shorebirds which dart in and out of the surf Sandpipers and this one I’m sure has a very distinctive name but Sandpiper works for me. These birds feed on sand crabs that bury themselves in the sand as the waves recede. Grabbed this on in some rather nice late afternoon light at Southern Shores on the Outer Banks.
A personal note. My wife has been suffering with vertigo for five months now so much of my time is spent ferrying her to a seemingly endless stream of Doctors and Specialists which explains my spotty record of posts lately. All medical roads here in NC seem to end at the Duke University Medical Center and we have just gotten an appointment with a Neurotologist there next month. Our spirits are high. Positive vibes will be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your visit and indulgence and have a wonderful evening.