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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Today's Flowers: Grace Garden

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I am so glad I thought to walk past the tree line which blocks Grace Garden from view, in the summer, at the place I park when I have to work on site (normally I work from my home computer).

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The garden is in Durham NC's Central Park which was established in 2001 and is a fairly small city park. I had taken some shots last fall and winter when I worked on site but the trees had dropped their leaves so I shot what I could see from my car. However, with the trees still full of summer leaves last week, I decided to walk into the park and get a better look.

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I was totally surprised to find a delightful garden in the park. Looking online I found out that Grace Garden is a memorial to Grace Richardson, a Durham resident who was killed by a drunk driver. Although some of the flowers like the ones above, have gone to seed, there was still a lot in bloom. Next time I have to work in Durham in the spring and summer, I'll have to get some shots of the earlier garden blooms.

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19 comments:

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Carver: That is certainly a colorful place.

Carletta said...

I think this looks like a great place ot spend some time all year round.
I love that sculpture piece!
Nice shots Carver!

Ebie said...

Carver, this certainly is a beautiful and colorful garden. I also love the garden sculpture!

Ebie's Flowers.

Reader Wil said...

Lovely and peaceful to walk in this garden.. Thanks for sharing and for your visit!

Regina said...

Lovely garden and beautiful blooms!

VALKYRIEN said...

What a beautiful garden, would love to walk there with my camera! I love the funny sculpture!

SandyCarlson said...

The sculpture in that beautiful garden is captivating. What a beautiful find.

Pat said...

That's a pretty little garden and a wonderful memorial to Grace.

Mirage said...

Seeing your photos make me think is winter coming over there? :D

Enjoy the flowers while they last I guess...thanks for a nice trip!

guild-rez said...

Very nice and peaceful garden.
Lovely flowers and pictures.
Thank you for sharing.

Cezar and Léia said...

This Garden is really an special place to visit!I loved all beuatiful flowers and that cool sculpture!
Great post!
Léia ;)

Ascender Rises Above said...

I like the gone to seed photo; very striking against the garden sculpture. sorry to read that we lost another to some drunk driver.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I really like the sculpture in this garden!

Ayie said...

that sculpture thing is eye catching =)

happy monday!

Denise said...

What a lovely surprise you discovered. Your photos are a pleasure to see. Thank you so much for sharing them, and thanks also for visiting my blog.

magiceye said...

a lovely place indeed!

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Very beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing. :)

Annie said...

What a lovely memorial garden you discovered. I also love that sculpture!

Thank you for visiting my blog..sorry I have taken so long to visit here. (Have been visiting my son and family in Melbourne). It has been interesting to get to know you through your posts...and I love your photos!

It was interesting to here that you had a surprise on your 50th. Always lovely! (Especially in Manhattan)! My kids also decided to surprise me with a party on my 50th also.

Surprised to hear that you have rabbits there! Also sad to hear of your melanoma. A common enough occurrence here in this state also. Do hope it is under control for you!

Mar said...

What a lovely place, Carver!