Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment; there is no why. -Kurt Vonnegut-
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✨✨ So often we work at trying to manifest something in our lives when all we need to do is relax and let things happen. Trying implies effort, yet if what we really want is part of the higher will, then it is already making its way to us and will come in its own time. A more effective way—and easier by far—is to acknowledge the desire, set the intention, and then just let go. Let come what may. This is the way of grace.
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The Banker's House in Shelby, North Carolina was built in 1874-75 for Jesse Jenkins, founder of the first bank in Shelby. The home has been consistently owned by prominent bankers since. It is among North Caronlina’s finest examples of the Second Empire style. 💛 #southernreverie
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“The man stopped talking and was looking at the sunset, but what does someone who hates and loves want with a sunset?” #optoutside #visitasheville #sunset #blueridgemountains #ncnature #828isgreat #theoutbound #moodygrams #goatworthy #appalachian_explorers #explorecarolina
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After several days either trapped inside or pulling time at work, the family and I finally got reacquainted with the mountains. We got to play on scooters and skateboards on an abandoned Blue Ridge Parkway. We even got to see a black bear. Life is good.
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Big sky in Pineola today...
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Choose your dough, sauce, endless toppings, and we’ll do the rest. Craft your own and #YourPieCLT!
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A year from now, this will be Cornelius’s newest greenway extension. But last week it was a winter wonderland for Chance and I to explore.
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Those perfect views that need no caption. An absolutely stunning capture from Newfound Gap by the ultra-talented @gmois… thanks for sharing the beauty and tagging us, George! #ashevilletrails . . . #trailful #leavenotrace #gsmnp #onlytennisee #tennessee #instagramtennessee #828isgreat #visitnc #ncoutdoor_inc #explorecarolina #visitasheville #neverstopexploring #getoutside #atlantatrails #wandernorthga #gooutsideandplay #choosemountains #blueridgemoments
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1.20.18 Bearwallow Mountain The cool, crisp air and warm sun at the peak made the muddy climb worth the mess
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Blue Jay Park filled with snow but no signs of any Blue Jays. #naturenc #explorecarolina #ncoutdoor_inc #wralsnow #myrrs #teamcanon #landscapephotography #winter #snow #raleighnc
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Blue Hour Tonight...what an amazing way to end a beautiful day on the Outer Banks
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Heading down south to the land of the pines, I’m thumbing my way into North Caroline... Thanks you for the tag @xwesx ... we love our sweet Carolina! Tag us or use #nat#naturalnorthcarolina to be featured. . . . . . @naturalunited #naturalnorthcarolina #mothernature #nat#naturers #nature #instanature #naturephotography #travel #hiking #lifestyle #explore #adventure #visitnc #naturenc #nc<#ncoutdoors #ncmountains #playonnc #scenicnc #explorecarolina #northcarolina #romanticasheville #appalachianexplorers #appalachiantrails #shareyourNC #nc #hikeNC #wagonwheel #ncoutdoor_inc
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This was my first time to Silver Run Falls just outside of Cashiers, NC. It is a ~25 foot falls which spills into a large pool (would be great swimming spot in summer!). If you are in the area, be sure to check it out! . . . . . #828isgreat #ashevilletrails #carolinamountains #cashiersnc #choosemountains #discover_carolinas #discoverjacksonnc #explorecarolina #findyourtrail #landofwaterfalls #lonesomevalleync #lon#longexposureoftheday #longexposure #ncwaterfalls #northcarolinawaterfalls #onlyinnorthcarolina #optoutside #river #romanticasheville #visitasheville #visitnc #visitwaterfalls #waterfall #waterfalls #westernnorthcarolina #wnc
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So weird to hike in the snow when it's 60 degrees.
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Dreaming of days like this...for now the park is closed, please give the trails time to dry out and we'll see y'all out there soon! 📷 @timothyjamesphoto
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Welcome to North Carolina
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It’s interesting to think of all that is happening within the frames of this picture.. Sometimes life moves so fast we forget to pay attention to what’s going on out there, in our own communities. It’s good to slow down every now and again to notice those that could use a helping hand, who maybe don’t have life as easy as some of us.
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“You can’t encore the past. If I see a bright light shining out there, I want to go towards it.” #earlscruggs The Earl Scruggs Center located in the Cleveland County Courthouse (c. 1907) is an excellent museum on bluegrass, Earl Scruggs, and Scruggs-style banjo pickin’. #southernreverie
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Sunshine + bikerides = pure bliss 🚲☀️🌴
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"Be as I am, a reluctant enthusiast..a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic....So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space." ~Edward Abbey
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OR maybe waterfalls are my favorite?? Thankfully Western NC has plenty of both. I had never been to Linville Falls before and quickly fell in love. I love this shot showing the scale of the falls. I was fortunate enough to have someone walk into the shot at just the right moment. . . . . . Shot with @nikonusa D7000 and @sigmaphoto 18-250mm. #discover_carolinas #ncphotographer #shareyourNC #ncoutdoors #outaboutnc #naturenc #welovenc #ncoutdoorculture #explorecarolina #visitnc #featcbphoto #exploringnc #unsquares #nccn2017 #picballot #goandcapturethelight #northcarolina #igcentric_nature #captures_scenic #sceniccaptures #nikonartists #scape_captures #teamtokina #ncstateparks #fiftyshades_of_nature #nikond7000 #tokina1120 #featureyourphoto
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Old paths steered me away from a toxic life, new paths lead to a happier life 🙏🏽 I’m so flattered you stole my work and made it your own! Next time credit me though 😉💁🏽‍♀️ #exboyfriendsbelike . . . . . . . . . . #leaves #leaveschanging #hiking #nature #trail #naturephotography #charlotte #mountmitchell #exploreclt #explorecarolina #northcarolina #queencity #inspo #goodvibes #instagramer #instagood #instadaily #cltphotographer #original #originalartwork #photo #cltmodels #photooftheday #photography #livehappy #darkroomapp #beautifuldestinations #findyourspot
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When you stumble upon the most charming beach house with the best kind of plants. 🙌🏻 #ILikeBigPlantsAndICannotLie
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The best dreams happen when you're awake ☕️ #caffeinateme #morningsliketheses
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October, 2017 // I’m a fan of the snow & whatnot, but I’m ready for warmer weather ‘n outdoor portrait sessions.
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Little by little, one travels far [. . .] You step off the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no telling where you might be swept off to.
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Missing this ride-to-campsite weekend; though bike was nearly stolen. Counting my blessings and always learning something new...do NOT leave anything of value in a soft top Jeep. Probably any Jeep for that matter. • • #NC #explorenc #explorecarolina #visitnc #blueridgeoutdoors #washhollow #mtb #bike #mountainbike #rockymountainmtb #rockymountainbikes #slayer #adventureon #dogood #ourcamplife #campoften #hykeandbyke #biketohike
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The snow is melting here in the Outer Banks and I'm thinking back to this gorgeous fall sunset
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Crossing Spence Field enroute to Rocky Top and Thunderhead, the two highest peaks on the left.
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In case you missed the sunrise this morning. Sure was beautiful. #fortfisher #kurebeach #wilmington #sunrise #wect
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Ready to get outside this weekend.
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Fun time down in Fort Fisher early this morning. Was hard to get around to get the shots I wanted on crutches, but oh well. If you look real close at the horizon you can start to see parts of the Milky Way just before sunrise. #vanlife #vanlifediaries #adventuremobile #milkyway #stars #fortfisher #wilmington #nc
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