Snapshots of Raleigh, North Carolina

It’s been too long, I know…

But hey, I’m visiting Raleigh, NC this week and while my husband is doing some job training, I’m getting to explore the city by myself and take as MUCH time as I want photographing whatever I want.  It’s really quite nice to be able to take all the time I want to take all the SHOTS I want!

So far, I’ve visited downtown, the Raleigh Rose Garden, the NCSU JC Raulston Arboretum and the NC Museum of Art.  All of them are free admission and open to the public!  I highly recommend them if you’re ever in the area!  So check out some of my photos from the trip up until now!

These are from today at the North Carolina Museum of Art:







I would highly recommend this museum, it was so large and features tons of different kinds of art.  I’m definitely looking forward to going back tomorrow and exploring the sculptures!

This next set is from yesterday’s trip to the JC Raulston Arboretum:





The arboretum features TONS of various plants that they test to see how they hold up in the local climate.  The gardens range in style from Japanese to coniferous trees to desert cacti! So many different areas and plants (as well as wildlife) to see!

And lastly, I’m sharing some photos from yesterday when I visited the Raleigh Rose Garden:



raleigh-4-8The Raleigh Rose Garden is a quaint little area in the city (near the Arboretum) with thousands of roses.  It is quiet and peaceful and of course, it smells pretty heavenly.

I’m exploring some more until we leave Friday, so be sure to come back this weekend where I’ll share some more photos from my journey!