An afternoon driving the Blue Ridge was a good choice. The wonder that makes its home in these hills always speaks volumes to my heart. #blueridgeparkway #nc #mountains #thebraveyear
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A few weeks ago I mentioned that I had a big announcement concerning Carolina Grain Co... I am beyond thrilled to say that I was chosen as the maker of the month for April by @our@ourstatemag for their online series, “Meet the Maker”. They featured this image of me in the upcoming March issue however this will not be a magazine article. They came out a few weeks ago and spent the day filming me working in my shop. In April, they will release a video of me along with an interview. I still can’t believe I was presented this opportunity but am blessed that I was chosen. I am anxious now to see what doors & possibilities this opens up for myself & Carolina Grain Co. • • • • #woodworking #woodcraft #madebyme #madebyhand #mak#makernamake #makersmovement #han#handmadeisbetter #artisan #handmade #handcrafted #madeinamerica #maker #woodspoons #fol#folklife #folk #etsy #onthetable #supporthandmade #our#ourstatezine #ourstate #northcarolina @ourstatemag @dillondeaton @jmmieczk
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Did you know these are called cotton BOLLS?? A lot of people call them cotton “balls” or cotton “bowls”...but it’s actually “bolls”.
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Since I’m currently working on a potential project with an outdoors company, I figured I’d share one of my images from that project - a morning scene from atop Max Patch Bald on the Appalachian Trail, as I peered down over a sea of fog with a colorful sky overhead. That morning remains not only one of my most productive (and lucrative) sessions I’ve experienced, but it still holds as one of the most beloved experiences I’ve had since I became a photographer. Very few mornings have matched this one; yet still I hope more mornings like this are in store for the future. 😊
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~ GAMEDAY!!! Your Purdue Boilermakers (23-5) will be taking on the Penn State Nittany Lions (19-9). Purdue at home will try to bounce back after a three game skid, while Penn State is feeling very hot as they beat Ohio State at home by more than 20 points. Vincent Edwards has been ruled out for he game with a sprained ankle. While the he is out the Boilermakers will be playing for Caleb Swanigan, who will be visiting tonight and getting his banner unveiled. Boiler up, Hammer down. ~ @purdue_bb @isc_pu @boilerathletics #boilerup #bounceback #beatpennstate #ourstate #purdueboilermakers
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Join us next season and find your home within the Spirit of Gold! Send us a DM for more info! 🏴⚓️💛 #sothey #anchordown
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Did a lot of flying this weekend.
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got the brooms out to help SWEEP Mississippi State!!!!!! #Eags #SMTTT #OURSTATE #RoadtoOmaha 🦅🦅🦅
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There is beauty in beginnings. There can be beauty in endings. And there’s a whole lot of beauty in-between. Sometimes it stops us in our tracks and sometimes we have to search it out...but never doubt it’s always there. ✨
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Snake Mountain might be my new favorite hike, it's super technical and requires some scrambling plus it's unmarked so it's easy to get lost of trail, to which I can attest. Nonetheless, the views are worth the challenge! . . @boone_area_hikers_collective #boo#boone #boone #boonenc #exploreboone #explorecarolina #northcarolina #visitnc #blueridgemountains #wncmountains #appalachianmountains #828isgreat #getoutside #scenicnc #footsloggers #100counties #100milechallenge #blueridgemoments #naturalnorthcarolina #ourstate
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A little color to your #Sunday! Captured this #mural May 2017 off 9th Street in Durham. #Durham #NinthStreet #MuralArt #DurhamArt #OurState
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Gorgeous day for a walk and we chose the Historic Occoneechee Speedway in Hillsborough. Definitely worth a visit! . . . . . . . . . . #visitnc #ourstate #welovenc #nascar #racing #dirttrack #wraloutabout #outaboutnc
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Road Trip| the Historic Occoneechee Speedway in Hillsborough. Opened as one of two original Nascar tracks in 1949 and closed in 1968. One of the only dirt tracks remaining from the inaugural season. Awesome walking trail.
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Saw this gem otw to Norfolk yesterday. Conditions today we're gorgeous. So glad I stopped! Can't wait to see the images on my real camera :) <3 #southerngrounded #abandonedbeauty #landscapephotography #ourstate #ruralnc
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New garden bell for my potting shed and sea shells drying in the sun (remember those @connie_sunshine ?!) #smallpondfarm #carolina #countrylife #countryliving #ourstate #attitudeofgratitude
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Our State magazine was on point this morning with this article.....lol, coincidentally. #northcarolina #82ndairbornedivision #allamericans #ourstate #2a #skysoldiers
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Cons ➖ of off-season beach trips: NOBODY updates their hours on Yelp/Google. Finding places open for food & libations has been a real struggle. 😭 Pros ➕ of off-season beach trips: the beaches are empty and oh so serene 🌊
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We love when photographers choose different locations throughout the house for wedding party portraits! Alyssa + Jaimes party are looking great in the bridal suite! . 📸: @tmilophoto Planner: @asouthernsoiree Music: @solfusionband Caterer: @durhamcateringco Rentals: @americanpartyrentals , @cottageluxe , @partyreflections Videographer: @blueberrycreative Florist: @embellishedblooms Hair & Makeup: @winkhairandmakeup Invitations/Day of stationary: @oneandonlypaper . . . . #merrimonwynne #mwbride #raleighwedding #dtr #ncweddingvenue #southernwedding #raleighweddingvenue #downtownraleigh #ourstate #exploreraleigh #visitraleigh #explorethetriangle #destination #visitnc #destinationwedding #weddingvenue #destinationNC
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Your Daily Photo Tip from https://www.ashevillephoto.tours -- If you're like me, you tend to shoot trees in field as a horizontal image. But if the sky has some character, a vertical image can be much more dynamic! I like the way the tree seems to be reaching out to the boundless sky in this shot. Photo by Chris Allen. #win#wintertime #naturephotography #landscape #ima#imagination #contemplativephotography #imagination #westernnc #intuitivephotography #composition #light #creativephotography #dailyphototips #phototours #getoutside #diglocal #828isgreat #sky #dramaticsky #winterscene #winter #explorewesternnc #exploreasheville #ourstate #northcarolina #farmland #treescapes @chrisallenimages
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#compelted the event at ananthapur #ourstate Our taste “
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Finally, the section of the Blue Ridge Parkway closest to my home (and frankly, my heart) has been opened. And I can’t wait to get back out there to see scenes like this at Woolyback Overlook (milepost 452). My favorite season is just around the corner! Big shoutout to @tnc_nc for a recent feature. Show them some love! #mysouthernliving #blueridgeparkway #optoutside
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N354JB Arriving into CLT from BOS on a rainy afternoon. Three weeks from now I'll be hopping on a plane headed across the pond for more adventures! . . . . . . #charlotte #charlottenc #northcarolina #adventurephotography #cltairport #cltstories #exp#explorea> #explore #fly #goexplore #nc #ourstate #photography #photooftheday #planespotting #sonya6000 #tra#travelphotography #travel #usa #visitnc #jetblue #boston #airplane
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“We can learn a lot from trees: they're always grounded but never stop reaching heavenward.” -Everett Mamor. #greatsmokies #gsmnp #gre#greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #smokymountains #bry#brysoncity #naturalnorthcarolina #ncmountains #greatsmokymountains #beautifuldestinations #visitnc #appalachian_explorers #landscape_captures #bns_landscape #greatsmokeymountains #romanticasheville #onlyinnorthcarolina #our#ourstate/a> #ourstate #discover_carolinas #adventureappalachia #wnc #outaboutnc #explorecarolina #allbeauty_addiction #friendsofthesmokies #ashevilletrails #globalcapture #electrifytravels #ncoutdoor_inc . ***Use the hashtag #brysoncity for a chance to be featured on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Check us out on GreatSmokies.com! Another fabulous photo by @zack_knudsen
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On an overcast day like today, I can’t help but daydream of summer sunsets like this 😍 First OBX trip of the year is coming up this week and I can’t wait to start kicking off what is surely going to be a great season filled with tons of @devilsbackbonebrewingcompany beer and beautiful views like this one! 🍻 #OBX #dbbeer #northcarolina #teamsouth #sunset #beach #cantwaitforsummer #outerbanks #nc #ourstate #enc #picoftheday #dbbeernc #nagshead #summer #ocean
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Your Daily Photo Tip from https://www.ashevillephoto.tours -- When you compose a landscape shot, pay attention to the primary shapes available to you in the scene. This one gave me a number of triangles to work with, and that always adds to the dynamism of the image. Photo by Chris Allen at Looking Glass Falls on Rte 276 in the Pisgah National Forest near Brevard. #win#wintertime #naturephotography #landscape #ima#imagination #contemplativephotography #imagination #westernnc #intuitivephotography #composition #light #creativephotography #dailyphototips #phototours #getoutside #diglocal #828isgreat #triangles #waterfalls #mountainstreams #winterscene #winter #explorewesternnc #exploreasheville #ourstate #northcarolina #pisgahforest @chrisallenimages
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Lol Georgia State who ? 👀👂#ourhouse #southernnotstate #ourstate #letsfly #eaglesnation #homesweethome #thehunt
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I made my way to the Blue Ridge Parkway yesterday for the first time since October; and it was only after I’d huffed and puffed my way to the top of Devil’s Courthouse that I realized how unprepared I was. I’d left my “number one” camera, my Nikon D3s, at home. Then I also realized that I’d left my trusty graduated ND filter in my car, along with the tripod mount for my lone backup camera, my totally ancient and obsolete Nikon D300. So this image taken in the direction of a distant Tanassee Bald was shot with my D300 and 80-200 lens at a slowish shutter speed, propped up on a stone barrier; no filters, no nothing. Just a hope that the image would turn out sharp, which it surprisingly did. Gotta love those old Nikons......
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An absolute stunner this morning...these are the ones that constantly motivate me to get out and chase interesting light! . . . . #obx #outerbanks #obxphotos #ncwx #easternnc #northcarolina #explorenc #sunrise #morning #goodmorning #visitnc #ourstate
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Come out to @bullcityoliveoil for our Valentine’s Hangover Pop-up. Love it or hate it... come on out and eat those feelings. 🤗 I’ll be there slinging whoopie from 12-4 with all these beautiful babes. . Swipe left for all the goodies I’ll have tomorrow. Swipe right for... jk lol... this isn’t that kind of app. . Photo bomb from my burrows tail courtesy of @thezensucculent. Also the 5th plant from Megan that I’ve kept alive and thriving. I think I finally harnessed my green thumb. 💪🌱
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Spring is just around the corner, so get ready for baking and cleaning! Head over to our website to check out our new featured items for the March issue. Shop our March picks, including this Wooden Cookbook Stand made in Goldsboro by Kohnen's Nook, only at ourstatestore.com! . . #shoplocal #nc #giftlocal #supportlocal #northcarolina #handmade #eatlocal #ourstate #woodworking #cookbook #spring #baking #piemonth
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#flashbackfriday - from this last season.... 1st year member Alyssa learning a rifle routine with guard instructor, Karianne. • • Interested in spinning weapon? We’ve gotcha covered! Flag line members need not “audition”, but if you’re interested in rifle, auditions will be held during this years band camp. We also have brand new 6 DSI rifles to loan out to anyone who would love to audition, but doesn’t own their own equipment! 🏴💛
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Happy #followFriday! Do you follow us on Twitter? You should!!! ⚓️ also at @vandyguard @vandytwirlers on here!
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I only play disc golf once every couple months, so I sometimes surprise myself when something like this happens!
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Warm salty breeze and a front row seat.
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Blue Ribbon Beginnings! @ourstatemag WOW! To be ASKED to be in their March issue as a sought out pie company in the state wasn't enough....the lengthy story and detail to our baby (because any business owner understands that a small business is nurtured just like a child) was the SWEETEST surprise! We couldn't be happier with the descriptive nature of this article. To say we're humbled would be an understatement.~The Pie Lady #Pie #ourstate #ourstatemag #ourstatemagazine #raleigh #freshlybaked #Dessertgift #dessert #magazine #photoshoot
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Behind the scenes look of our ties being sewn by hand here at our factory in North Carolina. 🇺🇸 Our mission since day one has been to help bring back the textile jobs to the south that were lost in the 90s. Now eight years since we started, we’re proud to say that High Cotton supports over 200 jobs in North and South Carolina! Thank you for being a part of our #MadeintheSouth mission! #HighCotton #Textiles #Necktie #MadeinNC #ourstate #NC #neckties #northcarolina #manufacturing #silk #seersucker #stripe #spring
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An awesome sunrise, temps in the low 60's, & people out walking on the beach...hard not to get a little Spring fever on a morning like this! . . . . #obx #outerbanks #obxphotos #ncwx #explorenc #easternnc #northcarolina #visitnc #ourstate #goodmorning #morning #morningwalk #friday #thinkspring
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Experience real freedom with your own 18-acre oasis in #WendellNC! 🇺🇲️🎣 Complete with an impressive log home, stocked pond, and walking trails, this listing doesn't disappoint! To see more details: 🔗 in the bio.
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Pineapple Ginger Float #icecream #durham #feelslikesummer
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