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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Our World Tuesday: Humid Summer

The gray skies are beginning to be brightened up by Crepe Myrtle Trees.
My black-eyed susan (rudbeckia) are bowed down by rain.
The squirrels quench their thirst on my deck.
The bees like to burrow deep into my rose of sharon (Hibiscus syriacus).
I grow echinacea (coneflower below) and I am curious how echinacea tea is made. Then again my echinacea is popular with so many birds so I probably wouldn't try to harvest it even if I knew how the substance used in the tea was extracted.
The shots above were all taken around my house in Raleigh, NC. The rest of the shots were taken in Durham, NC which is a neighbor city to mine.
I've even read articles which refer to Raleigh Durham as if it's one town which seems odd to me.
I think if an article wants to link the various nearby towns where I live it makes more sense to refer to it as the triangle area of NC.
The triangle is a handy reference for Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, the Research Triangle Park, and Cary.
It's common for people to live in one of the towns and work in another.
I live in Raleigh and the company I work for is based in Durham.
There are a number of large universities and colleges in the the triangle area as well as frequent cultural and environmental festivals, music, gardens, plays, and museums. 
There has been talk of a rail system for commuters in the triangle area but it never seems to get past the planning stage.


Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Carver, your pictures are adorable as always, you are talented with your camera!

Ercotravels said...

Hi, caver, absolute, you have a beautiful garden of the pretty flowers.

Penelope Notes said...

Your triangle of towns sounds heavenly with its mix of learning institutions, cultural events and natural beauty. Seems there is always something new to discover in such settings. The railway might be icing on the cake but I am a bit wary of such systems growing beyond what is good for the community.

Indrani said...

Such beautiful garden blooms.

Randi said...

Wow....I love your Crepe Myrtle Tree!
Your garden is so beautiful and you s how
awesome captures of your three areas.

Leovi said...

Really magical flowers! Exquisite colors!

Sylvia K said...

Such beautiful, colorful flowers and terrific captures for the day, Carver!! The Crepe Myrtle is one of my all time favorites! Hope you have a lovely week!

Anonymous said...

Everything looks so lush and lovely!

Fun60 said...

loved your flower photos and the explanation about where you live.

Shirley said...

Is that a young Japanese Maple trying to emerge from beneath those large leaves? The foliage is some of the finest I've ever seen!

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to comment on my blog, The Gardening Life. I hope you'll come back soon. I have a post about a garden tour coming soon!

eileeninmd said...

Hi Carver, I love the Crepe Myrtle. Our is not blooming yet. Lovely flowers and photos. We have a light rail here and it seems to help commuters in certain areas but not for everyone. Have a happy week ahead!

Magia da Inês said...


Passei para uma visitinha.
Fotos muito bonitas.

Boa semana·..¸彡
♪♫° Beijinhos·..°♡♡
°❤❤ Brasil✿✿·..

Arija said...

Such beautiful surroundings you live amongst.

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Rajesh said...

Very beautiful flowers of varied colors.

Carver said...

Thanks to everyone for visiting. Yes, that is a Japanese Maple trying to make it out from the large elephant ears leaves.


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