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Friday, April 30, 2010

Monochrome Weekend: A big Splash


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Thursday, April 29, 2010

SkyWatch Friday: One from the Archives


I have so many winter sky shots I never posted that I thought I'd go with one from January since I'm not very inspired this week.
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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: What did you bring me for breakfast

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Monday, April 26, 2010

That's My World Tuesday: Action Shots

Children chasing ducks.
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Ducks and geese chasing runner.
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Hi there, I'm looking for some action.
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Three geese flying low.
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Two of the three get ready to land.
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Those two come in for a smooth landing.
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Look at me, look at me . . .


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These shots were taken at Shelley Lake in Raleigh, NC, US. To visit other parts of the world, please go to the home site of that's my world Tuesday.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

SkyWatch Friday: Blues


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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Shy Chicken


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Monday, April 19, 2010

That's My World Tuesday: My world has turned green

I went on a walk this Sunday on the trails near and around Shelley Lake.
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The triangle area of North Carolina where I live has gone from mostly brown with a few flowers to lush growth within the space of a few weeks.
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Two weeks ago when I walked on this same trail there were very few trees that were leafing out and now they are all covered in leaves.
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A field beside the lake is filled with buttercups. I can remember stringing buttercups together for long necklaces when I was a child.
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The weather was perfect for walking on Sunday. It was chilly in the morning but the sun was shining and it grew warmer without getting hot.
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Friday, April 16, 2010

Monochrome Weekend: Big Bee at the NC Botanical Garden


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Thursday, April 15, 2010

SkyWatch Friday: Here come the clouds


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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

That's My world Tuesday: UNC Healthcare campus and NC botanical garden

Last week I went to UNC in Chapel Hill, NC for my regular melanoma check-up. I checked out fine (no recurrences). I did a double take when I looked down at the group of hospitals.
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At first I couldn't tell what was different but was surprised to see there were still construction crews and work being done. At my September appointment I went to the newly completed NC Cancer Hospital so I knew that was finished.
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The cancer hospital is the one on the right hand side of the shots above. As I got closer and closer it was obvious that something big was going on.
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Then all of the sudden it hit me, the Gravely Building was gone. That's the building in the shot below from my old photos, and used to be where I went for oncology check ups. Turns out the 1950s building was deemed too expensive to renovate for another use so it was demolished after the Cancer hospital opened. I looked online (link to article) and for now they are going to just grow grass there and improve the hospital entrance, until they can afford to put up a patient tower, as part of future expansion.
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After my appointment I went to the NC Botanical Garden which is across the highway from where I enter and exit to go to appointment at UNC. Below is a shot of the new Botanical Garden Educational center which was completed in October 2009 (shortly after the new Cancer hospital which was completed in September 2009).
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The 29,656 square foot education center was designed to minimize environmental impact. You can read more about the building at this link.
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The panels on the building provide at least 12 percent of its electricity and it has large cisterns for rainwater storage. The two shots above were taken last week. The shot below was one I took shortly before it opened in 2009 and you can see one of the cisterns on the right.
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I always enjoy going to the garden after appointments at the hospital, when I have time. The shots below are just a few of the many I took this past Thursday.
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Although it has been 5 years since my latest surgery to remove lymph nodes in the area where my melanoma spread, I always feel some tension when going to appointments, even routine ones.
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There is nothing like a photo walk to make me relax, and there is always so much to see at the botanical garden.
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Friday, April 9, 2010

Monochrome Weekend: Two Great Blues side by side and Two Girls side by side


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The great blues are statues; the girls are real. For more monchrome enthusiasts please visit the home of Monochrome Weekend.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

SkyWatch Friday: I spy a little bit of sky


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Monday, April 5, 2010

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