Friends Carolyn Long, left, and Mary Covington, both of Mebane, admire garden globes by Raleigh artist Lisa Oakley along the wooded pathways at the Cedar Creek Gallery they frequent in Creedmoor on Wednesday.
Friends Carolyn Long, left, and Mary Covington, both of Mebane, admire garden globes by Raleigh artist Lisa Oakley along the wooded pathways at the Cedar Creek Gallery they frequent in Creedmoor on Wednesday. clowenst@newsobserver.com
Friends Carolyn Long, left, and Mary Covington, both of Mebane, admire garden globes by Raleigh artist Lisa Oakley along the wooded pathways at the Cedar Creek Gallery they frequent in Creedmoor on Wednesday. clowenst@newsobserver.com

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