Clouds with blue sky, endless mountain ranges and greenery at Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina
Water flowing down the rocks surrounded by greenery – a common sight in North Carolina
Cloud shadows on the Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina
Tranquility of a farm scene in rural North Carolina
A bench to enjoy the view at Intra-coastal Waterway at Sunset Beach, North Carolina
We end our series of images from Raleigh, North Carolina with a panoramic view of the city glowing at blue hour.
A train station is empty at night in Raleigh, North Carolina
The skyline of Raleigh at dusk ……
Rail lines leading towards sunset in Raleigh, North Carolina
Rail lines coming together at sunset in Raleigh, North Carolina
With reflection of clouds on the pond, it looks like the lilies are floating on them at Duke Gardens, Raleigh
An almost painting like image of lilies at Duke Gardens in Raleigh
This water feature for Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham, North Carolina is a naturalistic creek-style water feature consisting of a series of cascades/waterfalls and creek system.
Sarah P. Duke Gardens’ iconic red bridge is named the Meyer Bridge. The bridge is located over the large pond in the Culberson Asiatic Arboretum and is a favorite spot for visitors to pause for photos and gaze at the beauty around them. It was recently redesigned, along with the surrounding landscape, to become the official entrance to the Durham-Toyama Sister Cities Japanese Pavilion and Garden,
A strategically placed small bridge adds to the landscape at Duke Gardens, Durham, North Carolina
The water lilies and reflections in a pond at Duke Gardens almost create a Monet-like image
In the summer, the fish pool at Duke Gardens is filled with hardy and tropical water lilies. One of the highlights is the Victoria water lily, with leaves up to 7 feet wide. In the pool, goldfish and koi are popular with visitors.
The Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham, North Carolina consist of approximately 55 acres of landscaped and wooded areas at Duke University. There are 5 miles of walks and pathways throughout the gardens. More than 400,000 visitors from all over the world visit Sarah P. Duke Gardens annually. Will be posting some images from the gardens this week.
Topped by a wisteria-covered pergola, the Terrace beds are filled each season with marvelous combinations of bulbs, annuals, perennials, ornamental grasses, trees and shrubs. Container plantings complement the landscape designs.
Captured some unusual reflections while walking along the streets of Raleigh
A red shirt, red umbrellas and their shadows and reflections at a plaza in Raleigh, North Carolina