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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Today's Flowers and Weekend Flowers: Out and About


I thought I'd start with some shots I took of the lotuses in the reflecting pool at the NC Museum of Art's Rodin Sculpture Garden in Raleigh, NC.
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There were a mix of colors and blooms.
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I like the reflections in the pool.
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I'm not sure what the insect in the next shot was.
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There were a lot of dragonflies but they moved too fast for me to photograph.
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I took the rest of the shots on two different days this week when I had to go to my office in Durham, NC.
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The roses were in front of the office building.
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The flower pot below is in the parking lot.
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During lunch on Friday I walked around downtown Durham.
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It's nice to have a break amongst the flowers.
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It was almost too hot for a walk.
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I walked slowly and took a lot of photo breaks.
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I can't complain about the heat because this summer has been much cooler than a normal summer.
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I like the diversity of plants I spotted.
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I'm not going to try to name the flowers because I don't know all their names.
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I like the idea of having seats with plants growing in the back rest.
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The downtown Durham farmer's market is only open two days a week.
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The NC State farmer's market is in Raleigh, NC not too far from me and is open every day but I don't go there as much as I'd like to. There are several smaller farmer's markets in Raleigh similar to the Durham market and one is only a few miles from my house.
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8 comments:

Randi said...

What a lovely walk! I love the beautiful colour of the lotuses.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful flowers, they look very nice.

DeniseinVA said...

Beautiful shots Carver and such a lovely variety. Thanks for sharing and hope you stay cool :)

aspiritofsimplicity said...

beautiful flowers.

Sandy Carlson said...

Nobody can tell me North Carolina is not paradise. Your photos prove it is day after day.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

what a lot of selection, I like the off white pinkish water lily best.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful flowers! I love the waterlilies.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful flowers; I'm so glad your day at the office wasn't wasted on just work (;>)))! You do live in a beautiful State.