Iris season and a trip to the coast.

April’s shower brings May’s flowers…so the saying goes. The end of April saw the garden full of German irises and the yellow water iris.

My birthday is May 1st so a trip to the coast was on order. About an hour East of Raleigh is Greenville. It’s a small city where East Carolina University is located. It is a great small town and I enjoyed living there while I attended ECU.

We stopped in Greeville at a Mongolian Grill Resturant. You fill a bowl with veggies and such from a buffet. Hand it to the cook and he cooks it on a flat grill while you wait. Served with a flat bread of which I would like to make some day.

I felt as if someone was watching us as we ate!

 Another hour and a half drive East and you are on the central coast of North Carolina. I grew up in Morehead City and spent many summers in Salter Path which is on Bogue Banks, one of the string of islands that separate the mainland from the Atlantic Ocean.

A house on Bogue Banks in Atlantic Beach

The Morehead City waterfront

We also visited Beaufort, North Carolina

And drove over the bridge to Bogue Banks to the Civil War era Fort Macon

And ate seafood!

Fried bluefish, hush puppies, collards, and potato salad 

A shrimp burger 

I love the names of these rental bikes!

And then it was time to go back home to Raleigh!


Filed under General Gardening

16 responses to “Iris season and a trip to the coast.

  1. Another post that makes me want to visit your area. I have also noticed the wide variety of plants you can grow there. Many from the north and south. A gardener’s paradise.

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  2. The Carolina coast is a treasure house, just waiting to be discovered by others. All that was missing from your post was dancing the shag.

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  3. AHHHH! I love Morehead City and Beaufort. Great Pictures. By the way, I have Irises planted in my yard that came from my Mother’s Irises in the home I was raised in. I always think of her when they bloom.

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  4. Love the pandas 😉.


  5. Ah, such good memories! I love Mongolian grill restaurants and used to go all the time as a kid. It worked for my family because we all had such different tastes, and this way we could pick out exactly what we wanted. I wish there were more of them around today.


  6. A belated Happy Birthday, Arthur. From your photos, I would say you had a nice one. I think Iris are some of the most beautiful of flowers…yours are lovely.


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