Maybe it's not the most glamorous of names ~ The "Tar Heel" State. But I sure did love North Carolina! I had to look up the meaning of it's nickname. As with anything, there are several theories with the most notable being pine tar derived from it's vast forest being used to seal up the Navy ships from leaks, worms etc. Later, during the Civil War, many would go on to say it was because North Carolina held their ground; as if they had "tar on their heels". Held their ground in bloody battles, held their rank, held out on secession further gaining them the name, "The Reluctant State".
|Knobby tree at Aunt Diane and Uncle Richard's. Can you see the heart shape?|
|Pasture leading up the road to their house.|
I am a sucker for streams and creeks. These next few are just part of "Puzzle Creek" which runs thru their property like a puzzle. It's here, it's there...I wouldn't use it to find your way out. A bag of bread crumbs probably wouldn't help with all the critters around, but Pig Pen didn't seem to have the same problem.
|Flower growing in the stream. Rhododendron???|
|Livestock waterer...never seen these before!|
|The debate...would they fit my brother????|
It's no wonder that Aunt Diane and Uncle Richard love The Tar Heel State...we sure did!! Thank you for having us and showing us around! We can't wait to come back! Uninvited or not, you are stuck now!!