Japanese Maples in the Fall

The JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh has many Japanese Maples that turn beautiful colors in the fall. I was almost too late in capturing some of them but if you get out there this week you still may find some great color.  A search in their database shows 119 varieties at JCRA.

Yates Mill Outing

Our CNPA Triangle region visited the Historic Yates Mill park yesterday. It was alive with brides, an actual wedding, numerous portrait photographers and another photo club!  We had a great time with some color starting to show, beautiful weather and a great group.  After shooting we enjoyed a nice dinner at T K Tripp’s.

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New Hope Railway

The New Hope Railway in New Hill, NC is a hidden gem for photographers. Lots of train cars that give rides on occasions and others that are under renovation. It’s amazing view of the past when steam trains ran the rails. Lots of details among the tracks!

The Journey

The Journey

Abstract rails

Abstract rails

Open air car

Open air car

Riding the rails

Riding the rails

Flower on the rails

Flower on the rails

Beaufort car

Beaufort car

Plant Delights

What a perfect name for Tony Avent’s beautiful nursery.  In addition to the many greenhouses and beautiful plants for sale, there is a pond surrounded by iris right now, two waterfalls and a peaceful wooded area.  Plant Delights is open to the public this weekend… try to make it out there!

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Happy Easter

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I went to Fairview Garden Center today in Cary and found an amazing variety of plants and flowers!  What fun to just walk around and have so many to choose from. Also bought some Sunpatiens and Sunbushes for around my mailbox. Will wait until tomorrow to plant since we will be near freezing tonight.

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Also bought “Bloom Where You’re Planted” t-shirt at Kohl’s. My daughter-in-law mentioned it and just had to get a neighbor to take a photo.

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HAPPY EASTER to you all!