Even the most "landscaped" and least gardened yards in North Carolina generally have azaleas and dogwoods blooming in the spring, making it one of the most beautiful times of year here. I always forget that the second half of June is similar. Now the daylilies and mimosa (tree pictured to the right) are blooming all over - which has made it a beautiful time of year to be driving, or walking, around. However, I cheated below. It's not just a regular roadside daylily display - those are the daylilies at Duke Gardens
We've had a lot of driving around this week. My daughter has had dance camp, and we wander around Chapel Hill or the closer parts of Durham while waiting to pick her up. So far, we've been to the NC Botanical Gardens, Duke Gardens, the Chapel Hill Museum, Forest Hills Park (in Durham, with water play), and the Community Center Park (in Chapel Hill), and we've stopped for snacks at Bob and Aviva's Java Cafe, the Mad Hatter Cafe and Bakeshop, Sipps Coffee House, and the Nantucket Cafe. Tomorrow we're going to go to the Ackland Art Museum in Chapel Hill, and then back to the dance camp to see their performance.