(photograph taken in east Chatham County)
(photograph taken in northeast Chatham County)
These seabirds, distant cousins of frigatebirds and boobies, skim Jordan lake swooping for small fish. They settle on docks and bobbing markers, spreading their wings to dry.
(photographs taken at Jordan Lake in Chatham County)
(photographs taken in Chapel Hill, Chatham County)
(photograph taken in Fearrington Village in Pittsboro)
Siglinda Scarpa is founder and primary benefactor for the non-profit cat sanctuary The Goathouse Refuge nestled on her several-acre property in Pittsboro, NC. The unflagging animal activist provides a safe haven for cats that were dispossessed or scheduled for euthanasia by public shelters. A team of dedicated volunteers work year round to provide care regardless of age, medical issues or disposition until a permanent loving adoptive home is secured.
The Italian-born sculptor landed in Chatham County in the mid-1990s after emigrating from the foothills of the Italian Alps to New York to pursue her work. Her home studio is peppered with storage sheds used for work spaces and a towering hand-built outdoor oven to fire the intricate pieces. Her collection includes shelves lined with punctilious vessels reminiscent of sea anemones and sculptures perched on stands evocative of fragile pleating coral. (images of her work will be appear in the next post)
(photographs taken at the Goathouse Refuge in Pittsboro, NC)
(photograph taken in Chatham County)
(photograph of Northwood High School graduates taken at Carmichael Arena, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.)
(photograph taken in Bynum in Chatham County, NC)
(photograph taken at Jordan Lake, Chatham County)
"Post Office in General Store and Filling Station" (above) was taken in 1939 by Marion Post Wolcott and recently made available by Yale University. The university went public with about 170,000 photographs from the Great Depression that were at one time stored within government archives. Today, the Bynum General Store serves as a community gathering spot. It's the home of the non-profit organization Bynum Front Porch perhaps best known for its music series, drawing folks from across the region for outdoor bluegrass concerts and impromptu pickin' sessions. Remnants of the post office remain inside the store, a nod to the town's history and evolution.
(photograph taken in Bynum, NC, Chatham County)