I had to go back to Durham, NC for work this week and returned to Grace Garden.
This time of the year there is something new to look at each day.
I like early spring because individual plants stand out more than later when there are more plants and flowers growing.
There seemed to be a lot of new growth since I looked just a week ago.
I like to snap some macro shots to get a better look at early blooms.
The Narcissus above and Helleborus below are always amongst the first blooms of spring.
After Grace Garden, I walked up a block to a courtyard and landscaping in front of the blue building you see in a distance in the fourth shot.
I like the way you can see the earliest blooms but there is still a lot of space where the flowers aren't yet above ground.
Some parts are more barren and others have more growth.
All the shots in this part are of the landscaping and courtyard that surrounds the blue building.
I remembered from last spring that this was a good area to explore in March.
It looks very different in the summer and winter.
The last shot is of an old house converted into an office and I always like the garden that grows there.