Inspired by pictures of our friend Jenn’s recent visit, we stopped by Chapel Hill Community Park this morning. The last time we visited, all the playgrounds were roped off with construction tape, so we were happy to see that everything was open again. It appeared that the ground under all the play equipment had been resurfaced with the rubbery bouncy stuff, too.
This really is a fantastic park. We first visited it back in May (although we’ve been back many times since): we stopped on Erwin Road to buy a box of Dunkin Donuts, drove to Chapel Hill, and ate my Mother’s Day breakfast at a picnic table next to the playground. Then I grabbed my coffee and took a long stroll around what I still consider to be the park’s main attraction: the rose garden. The roses were gorgeous in May, and they’re even more beautiful now. So beautiful that I went a little insane snapping pictures. Yes, I know that there’s no greater photographic cliche than a dewy rose, but come on, these flowers are a-freaking-amazing. These photos are all from my crappy point and shoot; someone with a real camera rig would be able to take some mind-blowing pictures in this place.
Griff loves the rose garden also: it’s a fantastic maze to run around in if you’re two.
And now, a sampling of the roses!
I’ve never really cared for miniature roses, but these Rainbow’s End roses may be on my birthday or Mother’s Day list next year.
And here are more random rose pics.
Oh forget it, here they all are. 🙂