Chapel Hill is only a quick four hour drive from here. Visiting the Sarah Duke gardens on Duke University's campus has been on my wish list for about a year, so we finally made the trip.
A rainy day made visiting the gardens a bit of a challenge, but they were still beautiful.
A rainy moment at the entrance.
Foxglove, allium and roses- such a beautiful combination.
The rainy day made some of the images look more vivid.
I am loving this close up of the fox gloves. I may have to frame it.
I didn't realize that there were so many types of allium.
The mixture of plants gave me many ideas for my own flower borders.
The gardens were started in the 1930's and have continued to evolve.
Today there are over 5 miles of walking paths to enjoy.
We ducked under these Patrick Dougherty woven sculptures during a down pour.
A visit to the Duke campus needs to include the majestic Duke Chapel.
The Chapel was completed in 1932.
The large long sanctuary is architecturally gorgeous.
One feels as if they are in England instead of in North Carolina.
We happened to be in the chapel without anyone else- a rare moment for these pictures to be taken.