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A piece of the mural at Dillon Supply Co. "Together, we will place tracks to a FUTURE beyond any one's imagination"
138/365: Common Sundrops These wildflowers are blooming now. They attract a bunch of different insects, including bees, skippers, and butterflies. A few butterflies and moths also feed on the leaves.
I found out about the Raleigh Murals Project the same weekend I went to Artsplosure. So it was only right that this mural was the first pic I took. Looking forward to discovering more of them.
Our first Instawalk! #mceboyz #igersraleigh
On my way home from Wake Tech yesterday, I spotted Pelican's Snoballs and decided to stop in. I hear about it often enough, and being that it was such a hot day too, it seemed the perfect thing to stop for. Wish I was having this snowball again today, given how hot it is today too. Check out the choices. Sooooo many and some odd ones mixed in there too. I went for for middle of the road flavor. I think it was called Pink Champagne. It was tasty. They have a cute covered sitting area too. I'm giddy about how this emoji totally matches what I actually got, even the blue spoon. Lol! 🍧 🍧 🍧 @pelicans_snowballs @pelicansgarner #snoballs #snowcones #hotday #icytreat #cooltreat #yum #instasummer #buzzfeedfood #wraloutandabout #meghereandthere #icecream #pelicanssnoballs #raleigh #garner #northcarolina #919eats #feelslikesummer #hotday #hotoutside #breaktime #tasty #shavedice #feellikeakidagain #igersgarner #igersraleigh #foodphotography
All of us judges at yesterday scholarship competition at @waketechcc 's #signaturecrafted event, got a tour of the kitchen classrooms afterwards. This place is big! Tour and event was led by Department Head & Instructor, Chef Jeff Hadley (pictured in center). 👨‍🍳 👨‍🍳 👨‍🍳 #waketech #raleigh #culinaryprogram #chef #school #wraloutandabout #meghereandthere #visitraleigh #scholarships #kitchenclassroom #kitchen #cooking #education #faculty #teaching #culinaryarts #igersraleigh #northcarolina #foodies #tour #foodjudges #cookingjudges #trianglenc #industrialkitchen #chefinstructor #college #outaboutnc #raleighrevealed #school
When you're too cool to smile but not too cool to pose in front of the obvious photo op. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #makeportraits #postthepeople #ig_mood #humaneffect #igersraleigh #vscocam #vscoportrait #raleigh #northcarolina #raleighnc #canon #5D #markii #chasinglight #southeastusa #southernfried #pursuitofportraits #southeastcreatives #thevisualarchive #spring #gooutside #igmasters #liveauthentic #yall #explorecarolina #wethesouth #flowers #instagramhusband
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136/365: Wasp The Hymenoptera (ants, bees, and wasps) are one of the "big four" orders of insects (the others are butterflies/moths, flies, and beetles) and are incredibly diverse. There are thousands and thousands of species and they fulfill all sorts of roles in the environment from herbivore to predator to parasite. They have some amazing behaviors. Some are social, many are not, and even though this groups contains all the stinging insects, not all (or even most) are capable of stinging humans nor inclined to. Found this little guy (maybe gal) hanging out on corrugated metal wall on a very chilly day recently. Think it was cold enough it couldn't fly, so I was able to get a really good look.
Welp, the house finch babies have left the Penthouse of the Hanging Begonia Apartment Homes. I took the pic on the left last evening. On the right is what I found this morning. They're all in the trees singing and bickering. 😊 #igersraleigh #birds #finches
135/365: Purple Coneflower I love this flower! Not only is it a bright and cheery color, but it's native and it attracts lots of butterflies and other insects. That's what I look for in my plants!
Tea & coffee time at @jubalacoffee with Raleigh chocolatier @avenuedeschocolats. You can find Gabriela & her chocolates every Saturday at the North Hills Farmers Market. Let me not overlook the liege waffle with strawberries. Love these waffles! So good! 🍵 ☕️ 🍓 #raleigh #northcarolina #coffeeshop #friends #coffeetime #teatime #hillsboroughstreet #ToDrinkInRaleigh #ToEatInRaleigh #wraloutandabout #meghereandthere #exploreraleigh #raleighlife #ncsu #nearncsu #latte #tea #waffle #liege #northhillsraleigh #raleighdrinkpics #raleighfoodpics #visitraleigh #igersraleigh #breaktime #jubalacoffee #avenuedeschocolats
Biker bitchez 🚴🏼‍♀️🚴🏼‍♀️🚴🏼‍♀️ #biketoworkweek #BIKESFW #bikemonth #sfwresults #igersraleigh #raleigh #fuckcancer #agencylife #adlife
Take a good look at what you buy next time....if you see this just stay away! We should not eat things that are made with genetic engineering.
134/365: Common Whitetail These dragonflies are well named: they are common and have a white tail. Sometimes insects don't get very creative common names.
Our #Raleigh riders taking advantage of this gorgeous day on the #greenway 🚴🏼🚴🏻‍♀️ #BIKESFW #bikemonth #biketoworkweek #biketowork
Lunchtime biker gang 🚴🏼🚴🏼‍♀️ #biketoworkweek #bikemonth #BIKESFW #getoutside #ncstate #centennialcampus #igersraleigh
Rose is an awesome graphic designer and it was a pleasure to meet and get to know her is Charlotte, NC last week. Cannot wait to see where God takes her throughout career! | Charlotte, NC
Architecture often involves art. #Repost @roboproctor ・・・ Touring awesome art & architecture w/ Raleigh studio mates @ncartmuseum @thomasphiferandpartners @ncartmuseum #contemporaryarchitecture #designthinking #lifeatratio
133/365: Twofer Even better than the insect I discovered on the flower when I reviewed the photo I posted a few days ago is this! Went to take a photo of the earwig hanging out in the new leaves at the top of a common milkweed plant and only later noticed the second insect on the leaf I peeled back. Monarch caterpillar! Always a great find. Looks like maybe a second instar? Has a little way to go, so I'll go back and try to get some photos of it once it's bigger.
Glad this weird little nook in our kitchen is starting to come together. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #igersraleigh #vscocam #raleigh #raleighnc #canon #5D #markii #chasinglight #northcarolina #southeastusa #southeastcreatives #thevisualarchive #spring #igmasters #liveauthentic #liveforthemoment #explorecarolina #wethesouth #seekthesimplicity #nothingisordinary #houseplants #snakeplant #philodendron #apartmenttherapy
132/365: Skink One thing I really miss about Arizona is all the lizards running around, getting to see them nearly every day. This guy's been hanging out near the door to my office recently and he (or maybe she) makes me really happy.
A lifestyle eating a variety of colors and whole foods is a sure fire way to live a healthy life.
131/365: Indian Pink I love this wildflower! It looks kinda like an exploding firework to me. These are apparently pollinated by hummingbirds! It makes sense that hummers would feed from them given they're tubular and red, but transferring enough pollen to be considered a pollinator is surprising.
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” Hebrews 11:6 | Charlotte, NC
Bright and beautiful day for the Food Truck Rodeo downtown Raleigh! State Capitol building in center distance.
“Love is patient; love is kind. Love is not jealous; is not proud; is not conceited; does not act foolishly; is not selfish; is not easily provoked to anger; keeps no record of wrongs; takes no pleasure in unrighteousness, but rejoices in the truth; love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 | Thank you for the example you lead on how to live out a Christ Centered life. I am always amazed at your strength. When life throws our family a curveball, you don’t let us wallow in sorrow, you give us the moment we need, and then its back to living. You pick us up, encourage us, and push us towards something even greater than we could imagine. No matter the circumstance, whether the best or the worst of days, your love for us… for me has always been unwavering. Knowing this support and care has not, will not change, like Christ’s example set for us… “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed.” Luke 1:46-48 | Words can't truly describe how much you mean to me, but that will never stop me from trying. Happy Mothers Day! Love you forever and always.
130/365: Surprise! I love it when I'm taking photos of flowers and find insects on them when I look at them later! That's a tumbling flower beetle on this tickseed flower. They escape predators by using powerful hind legs and their long, pointed abdomens to jump off flowers and "tumble" (really, a series of jumps) off the plant.
129/365: Pipevine Swallowtail Caterpillar Munching on Woolly Pipevine It's that time of year again - time for pipevine swallowtail caterpillars to begin their work of eating this massive woolly pipevine down to the ground. They look gnarly and scary, but are completely harmless. Unless you eat one. Don't eat these! (You know you wanted to. 😁)
128/365: Snow Geese I never expected to live in a coastal state and I am not a beach person in any way. However, I do really enjoy getting to see all the overwintering waterfowl that stop along North Carolina's coastal plain each year! These are snow geese and they form absolutely huge flocks of tens of thousands of birds. They spend their summers in the arctic and then fly here for the winter. It's an awe inspiring thing to be standing in a field, watching these gorgeous birds fly overhead in the thousands.
127/365: Common Milkweed This is marvelous plant! Not only is it a host plant for monarch caterpillars, but it's leaves are home to a wide variety of ladybugs, other beetles, flies, and other insects. When that big ball in the center blooms soon, this plant will draw in bees, butterflies, beetles, and some flies as pollinators. I love this plant because of all the insects it gets!
Snuggled because you're my human? No. Um, Socks... Ok, yes. You're me human. #igersraleigh #cats #catstagram #sockssaysno
Y'all, what a week! Last Sunday we got news of my husbands sweet grandma passing away. So we made the journey north for final goodbyes. It was great to see everyone, but sad circumstances. And now I'm back in the car on the way to the Highlands to work a wedding tomorrow! Me and the road have really gotten to know each other this week. We all have our paths we are going down, and the beauty of life is we cross paths with a lot of others. My favorite though is the one I've joined with my sweet hubby who I adore so much. @anthonypirrocco, you're sweet grandma is looking down from Heaven on all her children and grandchildren and smiling. ❤ Hug someone you love today and let me know what you are up to this weekend!
126/365: One of my coworkers brought these dried okra pods for an event we had at work last weekend. Aren't they gorgeous?
He is made of a little magic. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #makeportraits #postthepeople #ig_mood #humaneffect #igersraleigh #vscocam #vscoportrait #raleigh #northcarolina #raleighnc #canon #5D #markii #chasinglight #southeastusa #southernfried #pursuitofportraits #southeastcreatives #thevisualarchive #spring #gooutside #igmasters #liveauthentic #yall #explorecarolina #wethesouth #latergram #lensflare #goldenhour
I'm not supposed to supervise from the desk? No. My supervisor is on task today. #igersraleigh #cats #catstagram #sockssaysno
125/365: Dutchman's Pipe These awesome flowers grow on a native vine (woolly pipevine or woolly dutchman's pipe) in my area. The vine has huge fuzzy green leaves that are eaten with gusto by pipevine swallowtail caterpillars. Right now it's blooming with these funky pipe shaped flowers that are pollinated by flies.
Beautiful sunset while driving home, so had to stop off at Shelley Lake and take a picture. #shelleylake #shelleylaketrail #sunset🌅 #igersraleigh #igersnc #nc_sunsets #sunsets #sunset_hub #ig_northcarolina #sunsetlovers #ig_sunsets
124/365: Black Swallowtail Pupating One of my coworkers found this caterpillar as it prepared to pupate. Soon it will become a gorgeous black swallowtail and be released back into the wild. They're so pretty, at every stage!
The babies of the House Finch Penthouse actually look like birds now! We here at The Hanging Begonia Apartment Homes are thrilled to see how quickly they're growing! #igersraleigh #housefinch #birds
🎆 New model alert! Slim, minimal, stylish... More designs coming with these characteristics in the next month. This one will be in the shops later this week! Have a great week everyone! #luxwoodswatches
123/365: Coral Honeysuckle Japanese honeysuckle is abundant in my area and is a pretty invasive species. This, on the other hand, is a native honeysuckle. Doesn't smell as lovely as the Japanese version, but it attracts some great pollinators and is quite beautiful! It also seems popular with carpenter and bumble bees. They are too big to fit in the flowers, so they "nectar rob" instead by slicing a hole at the base of the flower and sticking their mouthparts through the hole to get at the nectar.
122/365: Water Scorpion This is an immature water scorpion. They're aquatic insects that live in ponds that have a long tube sticking off their back ends that they use to breathe. It works kinda like a snorkel so they can stay underwater, but still breathe. This one's a nymph, so it needs to molt a few more times before its an adult.
One more thing off the NC bucket list before leaving #ncmuseumofart #sculpturepark #iphoneonly #explorenc #raleigh #igersraleigh
121/365: Foxglove Beardtongue These wildflowers are growing in the prairie at work. They're a prairie and field species and grow 3-5 feet tall. That means they're currently taller than the switchgrass they're growing in, so they really stand out. Such gorgeous flowers!
@ditchdoc45 is weirded out when Hermione sits like the to clean herself. Ok, she does look like a one-legged blob. 😄 #igersraleigh #cats #catstagram
120/365: Eastern Carpenter Bee Love these docile bees! While they do burrow into my fence and can cause damage to wooden structures, these are awesome native bees and I enjoy having them around. Like other stinging insects in the order Hymenoptera (ants, bees, and wasps), only the females can sting because stingers are modified egg laying structures and males do not lay eggs. In eastern carpenter bees, it's very easy to tell the males and females apart. Males have a yellow or white face while females have a black face. So, is this one male or female?
119/365: Blue Dasher Female Female dragonflies don't spend nearly as much time near water as the males. The males fight over territories at the water so they can get mates while the females spend most of their time eating elsewhere and only visit the water when they lay their eggs. You'll often see the ladies over grasses instead, like this female blue dasher who's waiting for something tasty to fly by.
118/365: Thorny Olive This is a nasty invasive species in my area, which is unfortunately planted a lot of places as an ornamental. I have these in my yard (ugh!), and wow do they grow quickly! I just hate them, but birds enjoy the fruits and the flowers do smell awfully nice in the fall when they bloom. It's a sad thing to see these growing in wilder areas, though, not just as a privacy hedge in my super suburban yard. I want to murder my thorny olive and replace it with something native, but it is so hard to kill. With that and the speed at which it grows and spreads, it's no wonder it's become invasive!
Happy Cinco de Mayo! @poolesdiner Man this Margarita was lit, ...as the kids say. 🤣 No but seriously, it was literally lit. Meaning I placed a votive candle behind my white drink and illuminated it like it illuminated me. Lol! This drink warmed my soul. 🕯 🕯 🕯 #WarmedMySoul #margarita #cincodemayo #happycincodemayo #drink #RaleighDrinkPics #meghereandthere #igersraleigh #FirstFriday #delicious #excellent #lit #wraloutandabout #919 #friyay #margarita #fridaydrinks #visitRaleigh #pooles #poolesdiner #downtownraleigh #raleighrevealed #drinkpic #illuminate #votivecandle #glow #lighting #ToDrinkInRaleigh #celebrate