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In the beginning . . . . Hands down my favorite images of this past year belong to our precious granddaughter – Baby J. We hit the ground running the first quarter of the year with our usual, busy, crazy schedule. We were with Baby J for her first birthday; I was off to a fun annual girlfriends trip on Sea Island; we met-up with my brother and his family in Naples… Read More

Christmas angels.

Retrospective of past Christmas cards featuring maps and globes.

Snapshots of Christmas atmosphere featuring greens and ornaments.

Scenes from rural western North Carolina.

Fall color, Linville, North Carolina

Late fall color in Linville, North Carolina.

Old Salem, NC

Even though it’s getting close to Halloween, don’t confuse this Salem with witches, rituals, and trials. Old Salem, NC is a historic living history museum, the site of a Moravian community of German-speaking immigrants who settled in the area in 1766. Steeped in history, the Salem Tavern once hosted George Washington while he was touring local battlefields. Usually, Old Salem is a thriving area featuring reenactments of life as it was in… Read More

Fall in Banner Elk, NC.

Celebrating the change of seasons in western North Carolina.

Colorful architecture from Beijing, China.

Was it a tribute to lost love, complete madness, or savvy entrepreneurship? In the Miami of the 1920s, a diminutive Lithuanian immigrant named Ed Leedskalnin worked alone and in secret for 20 years to build a massive stone tribute to the love he lost.  Or at least that the widely known legend.  Defying the obvious laws of nature he did most of his work at night to carve and place these huge… Read More

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