Photograph Copyrighted by Cotton Ketchie
North Carolina is known for their picturesque historic light houses; from Cape Hatteras and Ocracoke Island to this one pictured above known as the Bodie Island Light Station. This is actually the third lighthouse built on Bodie Island to supplement the Cape Hatteras Light House as the first one was abandoned due to poor construction and the second one was blown up by retreating Confederate troops in 1861. For years it has helped southbound ships fix their position for navigating the dangerous cape. Now part of our National Park Service, it is still a functional navigational aid, but the tower remains closed to the public.
This gorgeous photo was taken by renowned artist Cotton Ketchie, owner of Mooresville’s Landmark Galleries, who spends much of his time driving all over North Carolina and even summer trips around the country, taking stunning photos like this one. If you haven’t visited his store on Main Street in Historic Downtown Mooresville you should put it on your list for 2013!
To make your desktop calendar, go to the round button at the top of this site’s home page entitled: “Lake Norman Calendar”. Click on this button and up will come this image of my Lake Norman photo wallpaper calender for February 2013. All you have to do is right click and select “set as background”. This is a copyrighted photo so please understand that I can not send you a copy of this photo without the calendar. Thank you!
I would love to use one of your favorite photos depicting life here in Lake Norman. (Optimum size is a landscape photo about 2MB or about 1600 x 1200 pixels). I will give a $25 Gas Card to anyone who provides a photo that I use as one of my monthly calendars. If you’d like to submit a photo or an idea for a future calendar, please send it to…