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After a morning at the Flower Shuttle, a small group of us went to the Arboretum to see what spring had wrought. We saw flowering trees and shrubs, along with daffodils galore! I can't begin to remember all of what I'm showing you here, but I'll label the ones I remember, and show you more in a day or two.
I don't know what this is - but I'll call it 'pink clouds', since that is what it resembles. They are all over Raleigh at the moment, along with Bradford pear trees and red buds. It's gorgeous here, folks!
Flowering quince. I'm used to seeing quince that is a coral/melon color, but this was the palest pink.
This was called 'paper plant'. I'll try to do some research on this one.
A white tulip magnolia. Heavenly!
After the nature walk, we went just down the road to Neomonde (New World) for lunch. I find it odd that until last Saturday, I had never been to a Lebanese or Middle Eastern restaurant, and now I've been to two of them inside of four days! Neomonde is the parent company of Sitti, the place I went last weekend. While more casual in style, the foods are just as fresh and tasty. Their bakery is on the premises too, so you can shop and take home baked goods, spices, other middle eastern staples and prepared goods. If you are not familiar with middle eastern foods, I urge you to find some - you'll thank me!
He that uses many words for explaining any subject, doth, like the cuttlefish, hide himself for the most part in his own ink.
John Ray, naturalist (1627-1705)