I've posted shots before of Grace Garden which is a small natural looking garden nestled in a downtown park in Durham, NC.
One of the few things I like about the weeks when I have to work in Durham is the pleasure of walking in this small memorial garden which begins at the far end of the parking lot across from the office.
This week I had to work at the office in Durham. I took these photographs over a few days where after work, when it was at least a tiny bit cooler, I went on a brief photowalk before going home. When it's cooler I like to spend my lunch break in this garden when I'm in Durham but it was too hot for that.
Given the extreme heat it is remarkable how well all the flowers and plants are doing.
The saving grace this summer, garden wise, has been plenty of life affirming rain.
I can't even begin to imagine what it would have been like if this had been one of our dry summers and it had been this hot for such long periods of time.
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