It's snow time to be outside!
We drove around for a couple of hours this morning shooting a few pics and taking some videos. It may have been over 32 degrees out, but it felt A LOT colder with the wind and rain. It's going to get dangerous tonight so stay in if you don't absolutely have to drive and be careful if you do!
Many thanks to the City, County, and State workers cleaning the roads and sidewalks, our first responders, police officers, firemen and firewomen, EMS, linesmen, and all those who are out braving the cold, rain, and snow for our safety.
Can you imagine being homeless tonight? Sadly, there are hundreds of men, women and children who are, and with not enough beds in Wake County for those who need a safe place to stay, they're forced to find warmth in unsafe or illegal locations. Please consider donating to the Women's Center of Wake County, The Raleigh-Wake Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness or other local organization who help those who could use a friendly hand. They can always use clean sleeping bags, warm jackets, hats, gloves, blankets, canned/boxed food, and other essential items, so if you have extra, please contact one of these organizations through their Facebook page to drop off a donation of clothing, food, or monetary contribution. No one should have to be out in this weather alone. 📸 Photos by @crashgregg
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Nyssa Sylvatica, black gum, tupelo, sour gum, or black gum. All these names are for the same tree pictured in this post, hence why knowing the scientific name is so important rather than just the common name. This tree grows anywhere from 65 feet to (rarely) 115 feet and the trunk diameter is usually around 35 inches on a big tree, but can grow bigger! The native range of this tree spreads from the southern portions of Maine all the way down to Florida and out west towards the eastern portion of Texas. The leaves are somewhat of a wonder. In the wild, they are pretty uniform, but when cultivated, the leaves change shape depending on the variety that is bred. This are attractive trees that turn a beautiful fall color which is why the tree is so heavily cultivated and bred. The tree can grow in a number of sites due to it’s extensive native range, from the wet creek bottoms of south eastern coastal plains, to high up in the Appalachian mountains (around 3000 feet). It prefers well drained, light textured soils in the wet areas and grows best in loams and clay loams on slopes and coves in the mountains. The hollow trunks of this tree can also provide a nesting opportunity for bees! Lastly, it is the longest living non-clonal flowering plant in eastern north america, capable of reaching ages of 650 years old!.
The Baes graduated from the #RaleighNeighborhoodCollege class tonight and we were Spring graduates of the 2018 #CitizensleadershipAcademy through #CityOfRaleigh . What an amazing experience! We’ve learned tons of skills and now have a better working knowledge of #Raleigh . WE didn’t like the things we saw on TV not the things going on the world so we sought tools to equip us to tackle the issues head on! We’re thankful for the opportunity and encourage each of you to get active in your neighborhoods, towns, cities, etc. BE THE CHANGE! #CAC#HOA#RaleighResident#TheBaesLead @freelance_feminist @n0_0rdinarylove
Graduated from the Raleigh Neighborhood College class tonight. What an AMAZING experience. I encourage ALL RALEIGH RESIDENTS [I’m talking to you too Knightdale, Garner, Apex, etc] to get active in their CAC, take the Citizens Leadership Academy and RNC class, and attend city council/board/commission meetings. Change begins with each of us and these classes prepare you to hit the ground running to impact your community! Feel free to reach out if you have any questions! #RaleighNeighborhoodCollege#CitizensLeadershipAcademy#CAC#RNC#CLA#CityofRaleigh#cityOfOaks#Raleigh#RahLee
Last weekend, ten dedicated volunteers cleaned up our adopted stream at Biltmore Hills Park in Raleigh. We gathered 40(!) bags of trash and 2 bags of recycling. Among the miscellaneous items collected were a discarded office chair, numerous children's toys, a car battery, bed clothes and sadly, a large tire "graveyard" (location noted and sent to City of Raleigh). It was tiring work but we all felt very satisfied for helping to improve our section of stream! Plus, Erla discovered a HUGE Tulip Tree (over 7' wide) adjacent to the stream! We'll be conducting our next clean up in March, so stay tuned for the date to be announced. Thank you again to all of our hard working volunteers! #wakeaudubon#youngnaturalistsclub#streamcleanup#cityofraleigh
You've seen a lot of photos of Saint Agnes Hospital from our OMAi Mapping Stories sessions these past few weeks - here's a great link with information about the history of the hospital and its importance to the City of Raleigh! Link in profile