Category Archives: birds

Life on the Marsh Edges

I really enjoy living here on the North Carolina coast.  With all the hiking on the beaches that I do during the non-winter months, some might think that we put down roots here only because of my love for the … Continue reading

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There Are Lots of Egrets, But There Is Only One Frank

We live on White Heron Lane just up the White Oak River from Swansboro, North Carolina.  We are just off Hampton Bay on the river map. Great egrets used to be called white herons.  It should be no surprise that … Continue reading

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A January Boat Ride

January is not a particularly tough month here on the coast of North Carolina.  One of my few concessions to winter is that I wear cotton socks inside my crocs.  The crocs still have plenty of ventilation, but I get … Continue reading

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A Surprise Around Every Corner in our Natural Paradise

There are places in the world which can help heal your soul.  I happen to live in one of those places.  I came to it at a time when my life was full of challenges and I had come close … Continue reading

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December Waters

Most people would be surprised to hear me say that December is a good time of the year to be living by the water.  This will be our seventh winter here on the Crystal Coast and experience says that we … Continue reading

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Living by the Inlet

In 2003 an impromptu anniversary celebration along North Carolina’s  Southern Outer Banks ended up changing our lives.   For years before that trip to Beaufort, NC, a lifelong attraction to the sand and surf kept pulling me back to the towns … Continue reading

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For the Love of Feathers

For much of my adult life I have lived on the edge of territory just wild enough to have a great selection of feathered friends.  However, we have never had more flying friends than we have here on the Crystal … Continue reading

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