There are so many places in Western North Carolina to enjoy the outdoors. We all piled into the car early in the morning and headed towards the North Carolina Arboretum to see what they had to offer.
When we arrived, we headed straight for the butterfly exhibit. This was a bit of a let down since there weren't many butterflies at the time.The educational stations were decent but we have seen better.
We all enjoyed chasing lizards around the grounds. They were all sunning themselves which gave us the opportunity to try and photograph them. The quick little critters were hard to capture.
The North Carolina Arboretum is beautiful. The flowers, trees, and shrubs are well maintained. The Bonzai Garden is one of my favorites. It's a great place to spend a few hours.