Music and Art in Wilmington, NC

We were fortunate to arrive in Wilmington in time to see the North Carolina Symphony perform at the Wilson Center (Cape Fear Community College). The program featured Scheherazade, by Rimsky-Korsakov, a piece we knew would be enjoyable. What we didn’t realize was that was the second half of the program. The piece to be performedContinue reading “Music and Art in Wilmington, NC”

Around Wilmington, NC

There are a lot of things going on in Wilmington and the surrounding area. May has arrived and people are preparing for the high season of visitors, Memorial Day to Labor Day. Downtown Wilmington is gearing up. A road project blocks quite a bit of the Riverwalk this week, along with a stretch of FrontContinue reading “Around Wilmington, NC”

A week of Nature’s surprises

We had an unusual series of unexpected run-ins with the wonders of nature, both out on our daily roaming and in our backyard. The banner at the top of this post shows the pageant of turtles out sunning themselves at Airlie Gardens during our visit this week. The annual highlight is the azaleas in bloom.Continue reading “A week of Nature’s surprises”

Virginia is For……Museums

Despite the long-standing tag line that Virginia is for lovers, our area is certainly a place of excellent museums. We have visited three this month; each one has a different focus and wonderful things. The Hermitage was the Norfolk home of Florence and William Sloan, a wealthy couple who built an extensive home, developed gardensContinue reading “Virginia is For……Museums”

Spring: Birds and Flowers in Virginia Beach

We’ve spent a lot of time visiting parks this month as the weather shifted toward spring and warmer temperatures. There are miles of trails through state and city parks, national wildlife reserves, and beaches. We’ve visited a few markets and museums, yet at this time of year, the outdoors is the place to be. TheContinue reading “Spring: Birds and Flowers in Virginia Beach”