Durham had quite the thunderstorm on Friday afternoon (it passed us by in Hillsborough). Dear husband was coming back from Atlanta. His plane had to circle over the airport for a while, and then it had to go to Greensboro to refuel.
Parts of Duke Gardens got flooded. The official Duke Gardens blog has photos on their post, Damage from the mighty storm. One of my favorite bridges was totally underwater.
We went there late Saturday morning, after our usual walk in downtown Hillsborough with a visit to the Farmer's Market. The water had gone down significantly, but the pond was still partly flooded.
The flooded duck beach (click here to see a picture of it unflooded (but from the other side (and in the winter))).
The black-eyed Susans are in full bloom. Here, I had to take a few photos before I got one without the guy who was talking on his cell phone while chasing his preschooler. They kept dashing back into the scene. The father was frustrated, but the son was having a ball!
We only spent an hour there. I wandered around and took photos while dear husband sketched. We were there until almost noon, and it was getting hot - plus I'd already been outside for the earlier part of the morning. When I met dear husband, he could tell I wasn't doing well from the heat. "'Take photos until I pass out,' that's my new motto," I said. He replied that it goes with my other new motto this summer: "Garden till I pass out."
For some strange reason, my family isn't too keen on these mottos! ;)