A friend told me about this place near the water which isn't exactly a secret "but no one ever goes there." So on Sunday morning I packed a thermos of coffee, a muffin and a sketchbook and went looking for it. Sure enough, I'd walked past the place about a million times without noticing. It's only a block from the busy downtown, but far away from the touristy buzz. I'll definitely go back there. Already I'm asking myself how I got along without my semi-secret garden.