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My life has been on pause for several weeks now. I haven’t written anything or taken photos for quite some time, beginning in the late fall. The holidays were ridiculously busy and work was off the chain at end of 2017 – I barely had time to breathe. Then, to start the New Year off […]

Biltmore Estate: Fit for a Princess

Biltmore Estate: Fit for a Princess

Princess Anne. That was the nickname my dad gave me when I was a little girl. I’m not sure where the nickname came from, but I imagine that it was because the real Princess Anne was about the same age as my dad. There’s a bit of irony in the name, as I was frequently […]

Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy

I’ve got lists. Lists for work. Lists for the house. Lists of places I’ve visited that I want to share along with the many photos I’ve taken as I travel around. Yup, lists. And that’s about as far as it goes. I made them: check. Accomplishing them has proved difficult in the last seven months. Little […]

Walking Through History in Charleston

Walking Through History in Charleston

Every time I travel in the fall I’m met with some type of crappy weather, usually in the form of storms. One day, hopefully, I’ll travel in the fall without some extreme weather to dampen my plans. One day. In the meantime, I’ve realized I’ve got to be able to pivot to avoid a drenching. So, […]

Roots Run Deep at the Chef & the Farmer!

Roots Run Deep at the Chef & the Farmer!

This weekend was going to be an adventure! Or so I thought. I was in the Outer Banks for work and I planned to stay through the weekend photographing lighthouses and visiting the new Shelly Island in Hatteras. My plan was quickly dashed by a series of nasty storms and a construction accident on the bridge that […]

6 Hours in Seattle

6 Hours in Seattle

On a recent trip to Victoria, BC I had a few hours in Seattle before the Victoria Clipper left the pier for Victoria, BC and we waved to the fading shore. I was taking my mom to Victoria to have tea at the Fairmont Empress. Well, that’s what started the idea of going there, but […]

Got to be NC Festival

Got to be NC Festival

What do we want?! Local! When do we want it?! Now! In a world of foods of questionable origin, why go out of state when you’ve got fresh, NC agriculture right here in your own yard? The Got to be NC Festival highlights everything that is grown, raised, caught, and made right here in the Old […]

Hanging by a Thread

Hanging by a Thread

I’d like to say that this roller coaster I’ve been riding is fun, but I’d be telling ya’ a story. The truth is I’m exhausted and there is no relief in sight. The job? I like it so far. I’m overwhelmed, yet the job is interesting and I’m learning many new things. If I can […]

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

17 March 2017 There is something to be said for new beginnings. Sometimes starting something new is not a choice you made. Other times the change comes because you’ve made a choice. Today I’m mixed with happiness and excitement while at the same time I’m scared, nervous and sad. You see, today I gave my […]

Santee National Wildlife Refuge, Cuddo Unit, Summerton, SC

Santee National Wildlife Refuge, Cuddo Unit, Summerton, SC

Located only a few hours from the Sandhills of North Carolina in Summerton, South Carolina is the Santee National Wildlife Refuge. If you love nature and wildlife, this almost 8 acre drive has thrills around every turn. The Santee National Wildlife Refuge was created in 1941 along the shores of Lake Marion. The lake was […]