Sunday, September 06, 2009

Today's Flowers: Medical Planters and NC Botanical Garden


The first two shots are of flowers in the planters at the UNC Cancer Hospital which explains the medical planters being in my title.


The rest of the shots were taken on the same day (this Thursday) at the NC Botanical garden.


I did a very fast walk through while eating lunch at the botanical garden which is across the highway in Chapel Hill, NC from the road which takes me to my doctor's appointments at UNC.


As I've mentioned before on my blog, whenever possible I try to mix fun photo shoots with doctor's appointments to take the edge off.


The shot of the American Beautyberry bush below which focuses on the berries isn't flowers. But I think the berries are as pretty as flowers.


I'm not sure what the bud cluster below is. I suppose since it was growing through the Beautyberry bush it might go with that. Hard to tell since I took a macro shot making it look bigger. However, since that bush has tiny flower clusters, I'd be surprised if the buds look like this. Maybe someone knows.


This has only been a fraction of what's blooming at the NC Botanical garden but I think I'll leave it with one last shot.


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Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful flowers, congratulations for so beautiful series of pictures!The first one is outstanding, I loved the colour and lights!
This botanical garden is really an special place!
Glad to see you had a fabulous lunch time!
God bless you

Carletta said...

These are lovely Carver! Your macros are super. I haven't noticed coleus in a long time and those varigated leaves look so lovely - I need to add some to my garden.
I think it's wonderful you could take such a beautiful walk so close nearby to relax.
Carletta’s Captures.

Sandy Kessler said...

You had a lovely summer this year didn't you >>My son lives there..not too hot.sandy

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Carver: What a wonderful look at all the flowers there.

Ebie said...

Beautiful flowers, and I know what you mean, about doctor visits. Never leave home without the camera!

Leora said...

Your berries and buds are quite delightful; since I'm not used to seeing them, I find them more intriguing than the flowers.

Tammie Lee said...

Your photos are lovely, so many pretty and colorful flowers. IF you are asking what the second to last photo is, I am guessing honeysuckle.

Naturegirl said...

You did a wonderful job of taking some stunning images for todays entry! Love each and every one!
I agree Nature does take the edge off anxiety when ever we have a bit for what ever reason. Glad to see that you took some time to stop and observe the flowers...gets the heartrate down for sure!

Arija said...

Lovely collection of garden shots. I am so glad they have such happy flowers to uplift the patient's hearts.

mimi said...

lovely dainty flowers.

Tulip said...

wonderful shot of beautiful flowers and lush green plants.

my entry

Daryl said...

Aw, lovely .. I needed that, its chilly here today

Anonymous said...

Mmm - that does look like a refreshing place to walk. The colour of those berries is quite something!

Unknown said...

What a lovely place to spend your Lunch break!
Those berries and the pic below that are just cool :D!

Dee said...

Gorgeous as usual, Carver!

Ayie said...

I don't see those flowers around my area. That beautyberry cluster is so pretty...with a very nice color =)

EG CameraGirl said...

What a great idea to visit flowers on the same day you must see your doctor. Yes. the American beautyberry is every bit as pretty as a flower. I wish my bush would try harder and grow berries like that!

Napaboaniya APAD said...

The berry bush looks good! :P
Very luscious looking :)

DeniseinVA said...

What a great collection of flowers. So beautiful, thank you for sharing them.

Jeanne said...

Hi Carver--gorgeous, as always!

About that cluster of buds that you couldn't identify: They look like honeysuckle to me, although my honeysuckle has already bloomed for the year and now has berries. Are these in the shade, maybe?

Ascender Rises Above said...

visited huntington again a few weeks ago. they have a huge herb garden there. it was the first time i stumbled on it. they had a table set up for people to talk to someone who works at the museum about the properties of the plants there.