Wild and wonderful sightings…

Doing a fair job of camouflage this Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina ) is at home on the lands of the North Carolina Arbortum. This reptile is the only live animal I share today from this special preserve.
This winged statue seemed posed to take flight over the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains. Copyright 2023 Pamela Breitberg
Stillness Meets Trajectory” by Annie Mariano. It’s name is an aptly majestic tribute to this creation. Copyright 2023 Pamela Breitberg
Worthy of a second look this incredible statuary seems quite at home in this nature-filled setting. Copyright 2023 Pamela Breitberg
Easily missed but worth spotting is this quiet, reserved stone Owl. I did a double take to make sure what I thought I spotted was indeed another statue. Copyright 2023 Pamela Breitberg
The tree shadows compliment the creativity of this bench along a path through the North Carolina Arbortum. Copyright 2023 Pamela Breitberg
“Father of American landscape architecture”, Frederick Law Olmsted is honored here. This bronze was installed in 2016, created by Zenos Frudakis. Read more here. I only saw a portion of the North Carolina Arbortum but it is a real treasure and host to much riches, natural and manmade. Copyright 2023 Pamela Breitberg


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