Thursday, March 21, 2013

Frisco Native American Museum A great place to learn...and have fun

 Now is a great time to visit the Frisco Native American Museum , the nature trail is bursting with new life, the turtles and birds are out having fun on warm days and the museum is a vessel of knowledge regarding the Native American History and our important part in the birth of America...the kids will love seeing all the great things in the museum and Amber will be happy to share all she knows....and you may find some surprises that week ...or any other time....very reasonable rates for admission , there is a family stop by and enjoy and learn .

I first met Joyce and Carl Bornfriend over 15 years ago , when I visited the museum and fell in love with it and their amazing has changed so much in the last few years for the better and I get more impressed with every moment I can be there and see all the wonderful Native American Art and Treasures Carl and Joyce both retired educators have developed.  And if you get a chance to talk to them all the better.

I was fortunate enough to meet them because of my Friend Barbara Miller, who helped to institute a yearly Pow Wow , which I became part of , as a vendor, storyteller and sometimes in case of tropical storms ....dancer.   The Pow Wow site was moved to the museum a few years ago and is located in a beautiful section of the land surrounding the museum.  They hope to have another one soon.

But when you visit Hatteras and the Frisco area make sure to stop by and see all the wonderful history sitting in the plain little building... and learn about the important parts of Native American History both Locally and across America.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Spring is springing forth

Which means summer is just around the corner...and everyone will coming to visit Paradise. 

I love to assist families in capturing their first or their twenty first visit to the Outer Banks for memory sake.

Having been a artist all my life and a working artist most of it as well as a photographer I have a keen eye for fun photography as well as composition.

 Whether it is a couple or  mom, dad and baby, let me create life memories for you to cherish and share with those who are far away.   I love to shoot large groups too , family reunions are the best , and I have been blessed to shoot a couple of surprise weddings.  

Puppy and pets are family too so bring them along you will see below I love pups.

Reasonable rates to fit any budget and you get all shots on a disc to get any prints you want made.  I maintain a back up if you ever need another copy. 

So call today and reserve your chance to record your memories for a lifetime and beyond...

Outer Banks Paradise Photography  252 256-3034 or email me at

Friday, March 15, 2013

A reason to get up early in Paradise...Sunrise

One of the things that many people do when they go on vacation is take the opportunity to sleep in ...

Well this blog entry is to show you proof of why you should get up at least one or two mornings and watched the sunrise as it rises from its nocturnal hiatus.  

There is something magical about the sun coming up and reminding us that we are blessed with another day to enjoy life, love those around us , do something good for those less fortunate...ok enough preaching ...sorry.

Anyway get up one or two days see what happens as the sun rises ....listen to the quietness and then how the birds awaken and sing as the new day begins....

In Ancient Cherokee Religion...Each morning everyone would get up at the darkness right before the sun would rise...sit and make prayers to Grandmother Sun , the giver of Life Force.   Think about it , without the sun how our lives might even cease to exist.  Plants wouldn't grow and without plants to absorb the carbon dioxide and keep our air clean ...we would suffocate.  Grandmother Sun is vital in all areas of our life, not sure of that ...think how you feel physically and emotionally when it is cloudy and dreary ,,,especially if it lasts
for more than a couple of days.

So enjoy these photos I took last week of a Sunrise here in Paradise, they were taken on the waterfront of Manteo, NC on Roanoke Island.