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Snow day in Duke Gardens

The snow decorated the Sarah P. Duke Gardens like icing on a cake as several brave souls chose to venture into the swirling, white winter wonderland. The Chronicle sent some photographers to capture the gardens in their unusually monochromatic setting.

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Students huddle together as they enter the gardens during the storm.


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Visitors pause to snap photos of the gardens blanketed in this rare ten inches of snow.



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Footprints decorate the snowy pathway, hinting that there are others admiring the landscape.


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An unlikely shelter amidst the storm.


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Usually the most colorful part of the gardens, the Terrace Gardens are a whirl of white, gray and dark green.


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Students congregate on the South Lawn to sled and partake in snowball fights.


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Meanwhile, at the center of this great assembly stands the creation of Patrick Dougherty, looking ever more whimsical covered in snow.


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The tops of the sculptures look like the heads of old ladies—their graying hair piled high into a bun.

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