Two weeks ago on a cool night in the desert, I wandered through mazes of sand and squinted up at some of the brightest stars I’d ever seen. These crazy aliens called “cacti” waved their stiff arms at me and I giggled every time I saw one that looked like a foot pouf.
In the space of 1.5 weeks this October, I had the pleasure of both hiking up mountains and mucking around salt marshes. I would like to recount some of my (mis-)adventures from traveling all across the wilds of North Carolina.
Being a caring nature-lover, I figured it would be a good idea to sneak up on the swans and scare them.
The bald eagle would swoop down toward the lake, in pursuit of duck confit, and all the ducks would start squawking and circling up into the air. The sky looked like it was full of swirling, squawking pepper flakes.
“I’d like to highlight some of the weird or exciting activities and habits that have come along during my first five months at the Nicholas School.”
I ended my two weekends in Asheville with some interesting ideas about water sustainability in business practices, as well as some great memories of outdoor adventures and the beautiful Fall colors.
A forest is a great place to talk about water because it’s everywhere. From streams to leaves to mud to spiders, there is no escaping the issue of water in a forest.