Visiting my mom in Raleigh, NC, last weekend. I had a chance to take my new camera to the JC Raulston Arboretum. I spent many hours there when I first started out in photography. They always have a fantastic array of colors and textures to capture – at any time of year.
On this visit, my timing wasn’t perfect, however. I was too late for the blooming apricot trees and tulips, but too early for the roses, daisies and black-eyed susans (and subsequently the pollinators that frequent them). No matter, the gardens didn’t disappoint.
The bromelaids weren’t blooming yet, but their foliage have such interesting patterns.
The lavender was in full bloom throughout the gardens. The aroma was wafting around every corner.
And this cool thing. These spires are supposed to grow straight up, but this one got a little jiggy.
It was fun revisiting an old favorite. More photos to come…