I have taken to shooting photos of typical NC flowers as they come into bloom. Great fun, it is, trying to get a blossom on a long stem to hold still in the breeze. I might have to get a tripod, too. I see quite a few opportunities as I pass through neighborhoods while stalking houses.
This one is a gladiolus outside our front door in Cary.
And some poppies along I-40 near Lake Wheeler Road, on the south side of Raleigh:
We had a great spring azalea season: