The lighthouse at Cape Hatteras is an iconic view of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The lighthouse has actually been moved about 1/4 mile from it's original location when beach erosion threatened the structure. In this video you can see what was involved in moving the structure. here
|These stones formed the original foundation of the lighthouse. Each of these stones is engraved with the name of the lighthouse keepers who manned this historic structure.|
These photos were taken about 10 days ago at the height of our pollen season, when everything and everyone is coated yellow from the pine pollen. At times the pollen will be so thick in the air that it looks like smoke as far as the eye can see!
|Cars leave tracks in the pollen!|
Oops. I mistakenly set up the original linkup this week to end too early. It can't be edited after the post goes live, so I've added a second linky to allow latecomers to share their posts.
Unfortunately we need to rely on memories still - the gardens have been closed due to covid. I can't quite understand the logic there, I must admit...
It will be lovely when life returns to normal!
Several years ago, we came home from a nice evening with friends, parked the car, and went inside. I heard a strange noise outside and YIKES - the car we had just left had burst into flames beside our house.
Fortunately, the fire department is located about a mile away.
Here's the car in the daylight the following day. Note that the flames were intense enough to burn a hole in the asphalt driveway... but the house just a couple of feet away was completely undamaged.
Maybe this wasn't such a bad memory after all! The car was a loss, but no one was injured and the house was spared.