Earlier this summer Daniel and I visited Duke Gardens. I had been once before way back in high school, but I can appreciate it so much more now that I’ve tried my hand at gardening and understand how challenging it is to transform a landscape. There are ponds, streams, picturesque bridges, fountains, winding trails, and all sorts of beautiful plants and flowers. We meandered around for an hour or two and still didn’t see everything. I’d like to revisit the gardens multiple times throughout the year, because I’m sure they transform completely as the seasons change.
Flowers are some of my favorite things to photograph. I think my camera picks up even more detail than my eyes can. See how the center of the flower in this first photo is brimming with tiny stars?