Along the barrier islands of North Carolina, storms regularly inundate the shoreline, undercutting and killing trees, which then fall into the sound. The actual shore shifts back and forth as erosion takes its toll. In some areas, fewer and fewer trees remain, as high water has become common enough that they can't get a foothold.
Every year this time I see relics of those who didn't survive the winter. I'm not a forensic expert, but based on the thin orbital bones (around the eyes) and the occipital ridge (across top of head), this appears to be a striped skunk whose remains were probably scattered by vultures. The skull, but nothing…Read more Winter Casualty
The shed flight feather of a common gull. Simple and elegant in its design, part of an intricate machinery that enables flight - even with a few parts missing. Photo Credit - Lynn Abbott This post was published in response to the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge - "Ascend". See more responses here.
This is the last installment of our summer Maine adventure. (Hooray, the crowd goes wild!) At this point, I was facing a little bit of mutiny from the boys. "No hiking today". Well, we all have our limits. So instead, we went to the Oceanarium, home of the US's only lobster hatchery, and some good…Read more Downeast Maine, Part 4 (Final) – Oceanarium, and Points East
This week's photo challenge was a tricky one - how to portray change and transformation in a single shot. Where water meets land, there is an uneasy truce. Tides, storms, and the wind-driven waves are constantly altering the shoreline. It's not often visible in a given moment, but this tree bears witness. After years of…Read more Transforming