Moments after a torrential downpour on a steamy afternoon, I took to the winding paths of the Duke Gardens. It also happens that it was my birthday.
If you think of the Duke Gardens as being separated into rooms, it's easier to tackle the numerous acres of the garden.
Bonus? The rain chased most of the people away so the garden was rather empty. Downside? The rain combined with scorching temps to create a virtual sauna. Let's just say it wasn't a "good hair" day, but there is so many plants and wildlife to see, that I spent several hours there. It was hot, yet heavenly!