Castle Island has been many things in its history but in its long association with Washington, North Carolina, it has never been abandoned.
The slow beat of blackwater creeks measures time in centuries. There are cypress trees in Carolina swamps more than 26 centuries old. They were saplings during the Bronze Age.
The Norfolk-Southern Railroad bridge across the Pamlico River was a monument to the ascendance of the machine. It was the future made visible.
The bald cypress is a mysterious tree. When rooted in muck, it often grows buttresses called knees. No one is certain if the knees primarily support the trunk or allow the roots to breathe. And then there are the fall colors.
There is both wildness and intimacy in a single frame, new life and old, sunlight and shadow. It's not a place many people will ever see except in a photograph. Sometime soon it may be gone forever.
Print #6851 The Edenton light is of three screw-pile lighthouses once guarding navigation on Carolina sounds. The other two were lost at sea. [Photo caption: The Edenton light viewed through…