Sunday, May 01, 2005

A Perfect Day at Duke Gardens, Durham, NC, USA, 1 May 2005


The entrance gate leading to the Sarah P. Duke Memorial Gardens, 1 May 2005. These gardens are located off Anderson Street and adjacent to Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. The Duke family made their money from tobacco, and founded both Duke University and the Duke University Medical Center.



The wisteria covered gazebo at the Sarah P. Duke Memorial Gardens, 1 May 2005.



Beautiful use of color in the Sarah P. Duke Memorial Gardens, Durham, NC, USA, 1 May 2005.



A red azalea framed by a red maple on the left and a recumbant lace-leafed pink Japanese maple on th right. Sarah P. Duke Memorial Gardens. 1 May 2005.


A shady creek in the Sarah P. Duke Memorial Gardens, Durham, NC, 1 May 2005.


The Spirit Bridge in the Japanese Garden at Duke Memorial Gardens, Durham, NC, 1 May 2005. Japanese belief is that spirits can only travel in straight lines, so crossing a bridge of this design protects one from evil spirits.


The lake in the Japanese Garden area of the Sarah P. Duke Memorial Gardens, 1 May 2005, Durham, NC, USA.



My friend, Ben, framed by a yellow native azalea in the Sarah P. Duke Memorial Gardens, 1 May 2005, Durham, NC, USA.


Red honeysuckle, 1 May 2005, Sarah P. Duke Memorial Gardens, Durham, NC, USA.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Sally said...

Ron, these are great photos. What kind of camera do you have? I broke my husband's a couple of weeks ago . . . a cute tiny Pentax Optio which, for all its cuteness, didn't take that great a picture. I'm interested what does work for others.

5/02/2005 08:10:00 PM  
Blogger amy said...

thanks for the virtual tour of one of my old favorite stomping grounds! i have missed that wisteria.

5/03/2005 07:36:00 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

I've never seen red honeysuckle!

You've posted some gorgeous pictures here, thanks for sharing! The clematis is worth the wait isn't it!?

5/08/2005 07:31:00 PM  

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