Quintessential USA: Wandering around North Main St. in Wake Forest

DSC_0014Tuesday afternoon, needing a walk to clear my head for writing, I took my Nikon D3100 on a walking tour of Wake Forest’s historic North Main Street.

We’ve lived in this amazingly beautiful community almost 15-months now, and I’ve taken many scenic drives to see the dogwoods, the azaleas, the fall colors, and the architecture. But this is the first time I have invested the time in a leisurely stroll on the mile-long loop.

DSC_0099So I parked on one of the side streets and grabbed a few photographs. Then I took a few more. Then I pretty-much couldn’t stop.

I had showed up simply intending to capture an improved version of the iPhone street scene I had used for one of the “Four Photo Monday” images a couple of days ago in Monday’s post: five-minutes max; leave the engine running; in and out.

But then I opened my eyes. Sometimes we have to be still and simply open our eyes. Consequently, there are over 40 images in today’s slide collection.

DSC_0008“How can you take 40 photographs of one row of trees?” you ask… Well, check it out! You certainly don’t have to take a look at every one – but you’re going to be missing a treat if you don’t!

So I’ll let today’s photographs speak for themselves, and I’ll conclude my Wednesday post with this: I love this community more every day! And I am so grateful that God called us to this place.


(click on any of the following slides – all taken on North Main – to view as a slide-show)


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Derek has published seven books in the past decade (you can find them at https://www.amazon.com/Derek-Maul/e/B001JS9WC4), and there’s always something new in the works.

Before becoming a full-time writer, Derek taught public school in Florida for eighteen years, including cutting-edge work with autistic children. He holds bachelor’s degrees in psychology and education from Stetson University and the University of West Florida.

Derek is active in teaching at his church: adult Sunday school, and a men’s Bible study/spiritual formation group. He enjoys the outdoors, traveling, photography, reading, cooking, playing guitar, and golf.

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