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. http://ncartmuseum.org/exhibitions/view/13942
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.
JC Raulston Aboretum Poinsettia Show
Each Christmas season poinsettia breeders have a chance to show off their work with poinsettias!
Unique colors or leaves.
I love these with a bronze tone:
And tree forms:
And the poinsettia Christmas tree!
Haywood Hall Christmas Open House
Haywood Hall is the only original Raleigh House on its original plot. I love the symmetry of the house.
I love this bed.
The Christmas Tree
The kitchen building
The Boylan neighborhood ArtWalk
The Boylan neighborhood was created in 1907 when the Boylan family sold the family farm to land developer. The original house, Mumford Hall, sits on its original location. The first weekend of December the homeowners open their porches to artist.
The neighborhood is close to downtown Raleigh.
A great event to cap off a busy day!
Of course, I made homemade chicken salad sandwiches on English muffins to keep our energy up on a chilly day walking around the neighborhood!
It was a busy day!
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