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Sunday, August 08, 2010

Today's Flowers: Grace Garden re-visited

I've posted shots before of Grace Garden which is a small natural looking garden nestled in a downtown park in Durham, NC.
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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.
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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.
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Given the extreme heat it is remarkable how well all the flowers and plants are doing.
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The saving grace this summer, garden wise, has been plenty of life affirming rain.
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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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9 comments:

Squirrel said...

How wonderful that you have wonderful nature trails so close to your work place.

eileeninmd said...

Looks like a lovely place to enjoy a walk and the flowers. Great series of photos, Carver!

Denise said...

What a great place to spend lunch time and to wind down from work, amongst all these gorgeous flowers. Great photos!
An English Girl Rambles

guild-rez said...

I love gardens in natural settings!! Just walking and seeing!!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures.

Rambling Woods said...

It has been a hot dry summer here for the most part..glad you are getting enough rain to keep everything so beautiful for your walks....

Cezar and Léia said...

How wonderful to have the opportunity to work with so beautiful landscape and flowers near the office! Lucky Carver!
Your pictures are beautiful, thanks so much for sharing!
hugs
Léia

nonizamboni said...

Thanks for taking us on this tranquil walk through the beauty. There must be a perfect mix of heat and rain to produce such lushness.

EG Wow said...

This looks like my kind of place to walk! Lots to see and photograph.

Mar said...

A wonderful downtown park, Carver, simply beautiful!!