Monday, May 20, 2013

Nature Notes: Here There and Yonder

I'm starting with my nature walk through Grace Garden today.
It was raining all the way to Durham, NC but it stopped long enough for me to wander through the garden before going inside the office.
It was raining again when I left the office.
I was glad I got there early enough for some garden shots.
The plants are enjoying the frequent rainfall.
I love the way this small Japanese Maple looks in the garden.
The magnolia is beginning to have some buds.
I photographed the squirrel when I was visiting at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC.
The landscaping around the hospital is very beautiful.
I can't remember a prettier spring.
 The brown thrasher was drip drying after a bath at my house.
The rain beaded on my buttefly weed.
The honesuckle is taking over but I love its scent.
Below are some other shots I took at Rex.
Everything is getting so green.
The American Robin was enjoying a bath although I needed to provide more fresh water.
The Virginia Creeper climbed up the brick on my house and kept going to the eaves.
My hydrangea bushes are growing like crazy.
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Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

what's the white flower dropping on the ground. I have honeysuckle here, the Chinese use it as a herb.

Judy said...

What a walk you had. I love all your photos!

Hootin Anni said...

Absolutely Stunning!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, what pretty shots! Such a lovely walk.

Karen said...

Such beautiful gardens Carver! I love that robin in the birdbath!

MyMaracas said...

Everything is so lush and green and perfect. Beautiful!

Laura said...

so much beauty carver!

DeniseinVA said...

A lovely nature walk, thank you Carver.

eileeninmd said...

Carver, what a beautiful garden to walk thru. The photos are lovely. I especially love the wet Thrasher. Have a happy week ahead!

Cezar and Léia said...

All pictures are beautiful but that squirrel is really my favorite of the day, so cute critter and his pose is awesome! :)
Well done!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Spring is wonderful at your house (and surrounds)....I always love "walking along with you (your posts make me feel as if I really was there!)

Carole M. said...

beautiful gardens and don't they offer us a) exercise b) time out ... our minds just drift away from whatever to the job at hand and we are rewarded with results like these. Lovely series, take care,

Rambling Woods said...

What a lovely nature walk... Thank you Carver... Michelle

NatureFootstep said...

your world is very beautiful now. Wish I could be there to enjoy it too.

A Colorful World said...

Lovely garden areas, all! Love the sweet birds and all that lush green and color!