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Fall! Finally….

The weather has finally cooled and the humidity has reached an acceptable level where we can walk around downtown Raleigh without breaking into a sweat!

It has been a busy time around town.

The North Carolina Museum of Art has a fun installation of giant bunnies called Interlude. They have had nights of various generes of music and beer and wine.

Also, it was time to vote. It only took two hours … not too bad!

With cooler weather it is also time to plant pansies and mums!

I chose to plant Sheffield daisies this year! I call them Korean Mums!  They flower for a long season and usually come back the next year!

Update on Gus!

It has been several months since Gus stopped chemo for the adenocarcinoma in his lungs. The cancer has slowed him down but he seems well. We are just taking it day by day.


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More fall bloomers and SPARKcon

The colchicums are blooming! They are wonderful Fall bloomers that remind me of a giant Fall blooming crocus. After they bloom they grow wide, thick leaves which die back in the spring.


The hurricane lilies (lycoris) continue to bloom. After they bloom the foliage grows and persist through out the winter then dies in the spring.


And the garden in general is very lush because of a wetter than normal summer.


Of course, it’s best to begin the morning with an heavenly iced double mocha latte at Cup A Joe! Um, what does she have hand?


This weekend is SPARKcon in Raleigh which is an celebration of all the arts. There are sub-festivals such as musicSPARK, fashionSPARK, danceSPARK, etc- all named after the respective class of art.

Last night was circusSPARK. Fayetteville Street was closed and circus-type performers were doing their thing. The cooler weather was perfect!




Fall is just around the corner!


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