life list: edition outer banks stuff

101. Visit every US National Seashore. (Cape Hatteras National Seashore) 26. Take a photo of sunrise at every individually-named beach in North Carolina. (Frisco, NC) Two for the list! We had glorious sunrises every morning. The clouds made them unreal. I don’t post much these days but I am still working on the life list.

that’s what the torch committee’s for

Justin at says the first post of the year should be thus, and so it is. 1. tales of new year’s festivities Spaghetti and meatballs, good wine, football, bad kitten cuddles, bed well before midnight, the end. 2. accounting for some unfinished business when did being a decent human being become political 3. envisioning…

life list: learn to make cheese

52. Learn to make paneer and mozzarella. I have wanted to learn to make cheese for absolutely ever, because I love eating cheese, and last night I had the chance to take a class in it! My friend Nina and I went to a hands-on cheese making class at Southern Season, taught by Leslie Chartier…

atlas obscura: elsewhere collective

The Elsewhere Collective is a … museum, of sorts, in Greensboro, and was our second stop of the day on Saturday. Their website explains it better, but it was an amazing place for a photographer.

adventures at home: greensboro science center

With college football season coming up, I’m trying to make the most of Saturdays before then. This led us to the Greensboro Science Center this weekend, because I wanted to see their aquarium, and they had a zoo, and it wasn’t a thousand degrees out for once. The zoo is small but well laid out…

life list: get a passport

93. Get a passport. I’d entirely forgotten I put this on my life list 9 years ago, but I finally got around to it this year. We even visited Canada! They didn’t look at our passports at all.

georgia aquarium

After years of frustrating aquarium photos, I scoured the internet for advice, bought a rubber lens hood for my 24-70mm 2.8 lens, and set everything to manual. And frankly, I think I did pretty well for a first real go at photographing fishes. Full set is here.

gettin’ ready to get down

1. tales of new year’s festivities We watched football and ate pizza, and then we listened to all our favorite start a new year songs. It was the best NYE I’ve had in a long time. 2. accounting for some unfinished business if you didn’t like me then you probably won’t like me now 3….

worth getting up for this fall

Worth getting up for this fall: Kev and Angela’s wedding; college basketball, and thus our UNCWBB season tickets starting; house shows; soups in the crock pot; ostentatious displays of Christmas lights; boats covered in Christmas lights; making people I love go look at things that horrify and amaze me all at once; the re-created Rathskellar…

old burying ground, beaufort, nc

Part of the trip to Beaufort two weekends ago was to visit the Old Burying Ground, one of the oldest cemeteries in North Carolina. It was unbelievably lovely and fascinating. Full set here.