Wednesday, April 13, 2011

North Carolina Botanical Gardens

Last week Husband and I headed to Virgina to find a place to live. Virgina is beautiful! Lots of trees and hills. After looking and looking and looking, and being told we couldn't rent at one place because we didn't have 6 months of employment in the city (What the heck?!?), we finally signed a lease on a two bedroom, 1.5 bath townhouse. My favourite part about the townhouse: The red door! Husband's favourite part: The 4 minute walk to Wendy's!

After securing a place to live, we headed to North Carolina to spend some time sightseeing. We have a goal to visit every State, but we can only count the State if we actually do something there; no driving through allowed. Since we flew in and out of Raleigh, it made sense to try and cross North Carolina off our list. We decided to visit the North Carolina Botanical Gardens in Chapel Hill. We were a couple weeks too early to see everything in bloom, but the Gardens were very pretty, and educational. They have a whole section on poisonous plants; poison ivy and stinging nettle anyone?

I fell in love with this plant, the Mayapple. I don't know why. I just thought they were pretty.

Through this gate grows plants that your mother, father, scout leader,and camp counsellor warned you to stay away from.

We decided that Dr. Seuss looked to nature to get ideas for the illustrations in his books.

Pretty sure I've seen something similar to this in "Horton hears a Who"

He said he was a lion?

In front of the pretty, pretty azaleas. (Note to self: Hands in pockets make you look fat!)

A very creative way to display a birdhouse.

I can't remember what these were called...

The flower of spring: the daffodil

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