This has been a traveling year for us! And, once again, wherever we’ve gone, we’ve seen heraldry. Some good, some bad, some real, some only heraldry-like.
In the course of one recent trip, we were able to spend a morning in Raleigh, North Carolina, and strolled about the grounds of the capitol building there. And, sure enough, there were coats of arms to be seen there! (I know you're shocked. Oh, wait, no you aren't! And neither was I.)
This first one is from across the street from the capitol, on the building of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, carved over the main entrance.