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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Our World Tuesday: J C Raulston Arboreum at NCSU

Every time I go to the J. C. Raulston Arboretum at NCSU there is something new to see.
I was surprised when we went there this Sunday to discover that a dragon had moved in.
He seemed to be having fun playing on the grass.
One of the reasons I wanted to go to the arboretum is because we've had so much rain that I knew it would be very lush.
It's a pleasure to see the plants and flowers doing so well.
The garden is very extensive so I'm only showing a sampling of shots for this post.
I like the mix of colors and shapes.
One of the main paths leads to the bathroom house.
I photographed flowers along the way.
I always take pictures of the bathroom house (below) because I think it's such a pretty little building for a utilitarian purpose.
Some parts of the garden are very shady which I like this time of the year.
The wide open space with many beds is part of the University growing program where they experiment with different varieties.
In that section they also have a children's garden.
I love the lath house.
There is something very serene about it.
Outside of the Lath House is a Japanese Garden.
I like that style of garden but I'm far to messy to every have one.
We even had some blue skies before we left.
It has been a while since I've visited this garden in the summer because I tend to go to gardens in the spring and fall.


Cezar and Léia said...

Adorable flowers and plants, this place is a dream, so beautiful and peaceful.I love the green in everywhere there and those sculptures are very creative!
Thanks for sharing your pictures,

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Welcome to Carver!
All shown flowers and plants are very beautiful.
Twje pictures are excellent.
Thank you for this beautiful post.
I love to visit the botanical gardens, Japanese ... all of them.
I wish you a nice week.
I send greetings from distant Polish.

Photo Cache said...

that dragon is a whimsical addition to the already inviting garden.

Penelope Notes said...

Oh this IS such a place of calm. I love the foliage but the dragon, and how it was made to swim in the grass, really caught my eye. Very creative, indeed!

Randi said...

Wow...your world is like a Paradise! I love the Japanese garden.

Unknown said...

Beautiful, but I'm enamoured of the dragon. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful place to spend time and I do love the dragon!! Terrific captures for the day as always, Carver! Hope you have a great week!

EG CameraGirl said...

It looks like a great place to visit and see what grows in North Carolina.

My name is Riet said...

Oh WOW what a beautiful and special arboretum. The dragon is awesome. Your photo's give me a wonderful impressium of the park.

Fun60 said...

I like the different sections of flowers in the park. It all looks so colourful but that dragon was a real eye catcher.

eileeninmd said...

Carver, what a nice place to visit. I love the cool dragon! And the flowers are all gorgeous. Beautiful photos, have a happy week!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful place with so much greenery. That dragon is wonderful creation.

Jenn Jilks said...

What a beautiful spot!
I've stopped My World Tu. just could'nt fit it in.

Cheers from Cottage Country!

Barb said...

I'm glad you went in the summer this time - it was lush and lovely. I, too, love Japanese Gardens for their form and style but my gardens tend to be a hodgepodge affair! That dragon was something!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Incredible variety of plants in this beautiful garden! What a heavenly experience to wander there! Especially love the serenity of the Japanese garden! Like living art!

Meghana Hassan said...

Wow, that dragon is so cool...

Indrani said...

The figures are so unrealisitic! Captures the imaginations of adults. Children will definitely love this.

Ercotravels said...

Wow, Garden looking beautiful. thanks for visit on my blog. definitely, would liked.

noel said...

what a colorful dragon and huge, the garden tour was exceptional, thanks for taking us on a tour!

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Unknown said...

Love the (2nd) garden - it's inviting to stay a while! Thanks for visiting me earlier:)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

This is such a wonderful have to know that when the bathroom building is that darling some good planning has gone into the whole thing.

Wonderful flowers -- and I like the dragon (would have wanted a little kid, so I could have had an excuse to play on him. They should rent them ;>)).


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