Sunday walk through town… and tour of Capital 

Everyday begins with an iced mocha latte at Cup A Joe on Hillsborough Street. Reading the Sunday paper and coupon clipping while people watching or chatting to those we know.

We walked down Hillsborough Street along North Carolina State University. NCSU was founded on March 7, 1887 by the Morrill Act of 1862, which allowed the U.S. government to donate federally owned land to the states for the purpose of establishing colleges that would teach “agriculture and the mechanic arts.”

There are still a few classic houses which have not been replaced by businesses in the University District.

We stopped in for lunch at David’s Dumpling and Noodle Bar. We had…

Chinese broccoli with oyster sauce

Edamame & Mushroom Dumplings

Soft Shell Crab with Seaweed Salad

And they always begin with carrot and ginger soup

After eating, we continued our walk down to the Historic Fayetteville Street District. Looking South from the Capitol you see the performing arts center, Maymandi Center, and other arts and performing venues.

And government buildings,

The NC Department of Insurance -Albemarle Building

SECU -State Employees Credit Union Building 

First Presbyterian Church of Raleigh, 1900

Confederate Monument – He is looking West … to the sunset….

First Baptist Church, 1859

North Carolina Veterans Monument – I heard her name is Tobaccolandia and she is holding up a tobacco leaf.

South view of the Capitol – Canova’s Statue of Washington, (1910)

And after all this walking and playing tourist we had to walk back to the car so we need a snack. 

We stop by the Raleigh French Bakery-

So much to choose……..I want it all!


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Blooming today…..

The view from the front porch – this bronzy-colored German Iris

Water iris

Forget me nots

Bachelor buttons

Everlasting pea

St Jacobs lily (amyrillis) and German iris

This rabbit dammage on a phlox! They have eatten the lower leaves.

Or this Physostegia virginiana (obedient plant) where they have eatten almost all of the leaves and the top of the plant!

Tonight’s dinner will be rice noodles with a can of Asian vegetables, mung bean sprouts, bell peppers, onion, garlic, and mushrooms, seasoned with cumin, turmeric , and curry.



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Nothing as frightening as finding two copperheads in a lovers embrace in the garden!!!!!

Nothing as frightening as finding two copperheads in a lovers embrace in the garden!!!!!Oh!!!!! At least they eat voles!

Here is a snake identifying website-

Snake identifying website


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