Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Wilmington, It's A Wrap

Here's brief description of a few activities we enjoyed from our month long stay in Wilmington, NC.

Historic and Beautiful Arlie Gardens

This huge live oak is known as The Arlie Oak.  It dates back to 1585 and is one of the oldest in the Carolinas.
Although it's early November, we did find a few flowers still in bloom.

Spanish moss drips from the old live oaks that encircle the large lake within the gardens.

Christmas decorations were being installed for the annual Arlie Gardens Holiday Light Display.

This warm day brings out a few butterflies as well.
Maybe a Great Spangled Fritillary
Could be a Meadow Fritillary

 Created by artist Virginia Wright Frierson, The Minnie Evans Bottle Chapel is in honor of Wilmington/Wrightville native NC artist
Minnie Evans
When we arrived, the chapel was being repaired/restored by Francisco Castillo of CGC Historic Restorations.
Close up views of a "mosaic assortment" all created by various bottle shapes and colors.
Is it a butterfly wing or a cat face?
Close up views of the various bottle colors, styles and textures used in the construction of the Chapel.

Ceramic Water fountain by Hiroshi Sueyoshi
Child-inspired mosaic tile emblems encircle the base of the Chapel.
More of that draping Spanish Moss..

Cameron Art Museum
Artist-made seating by American artist Tom Spleth
On view now "State Of The Art", an exhibit where any NC artist within a 24 hour period could bring in one work and it be accepted for display. 
A whirligig by NC artist Vollis Simpson.
Those blue cylinders seen on the outer edge of the center circle are the dishwasher utensils baskets!
A stroll along Wilmington's two mile long Riverwalk.

Folks, that's a wrap from Wilmington.
The month of December will find us at my Mom's enjoying time with her and our family plus those yearly appointments.  We plan to spend the winter in Davenport, Florida working on the motorhome's yearly maintenance and enjoying time with friends.
More Later.

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