is the topic for this week’s artwords. it’s a snap that i digitally altered.  after work today, i did not go straight home.  i found myself driving toward  the local public gardens.   there’s roughly a month left of school & so many meetings & paperwork to get through.  so as a treat to myself, i  headed over to the gardens to unwind * de-stress* before going home.  i always like to go there to get a quick pick-me-up.

spring came sort of late this year as the gardens seemed to be still in the process of “awakening”.  i noticed there were many bare spots & trees still yet to bud as i meandered down the brick pathways.  however, the tulips were in full bloom, actually past their peak.  i still, though, thoroughly enjoyed their cheerful presence.  it won’t be too long until the gardens will “fill out” and burst forth with all sorts of enchantments & wondrous beauty.  

fortunately, the sun was still shining and the wind, breezy.  i found great comfort in my little excusion through the gardens.  it gave me a chance to quiet my mind, which earlier had been bombarded with thoughts of work & personal commitments, & to slow down.  it was lovely to just be.   & to appreciate all that was around me.  after about an hour or so, i was ready to go home.

i had entered the gardens rather tense and tired.  but when i left there, i felt a sense of calm and serenity.  all was good again in my world.  that little botanical detour where i tiptoed through the tulips was just exactly what i needed.  taking time to slow down really does a world a good.  try it next time you feel out of sorts.    


2 Responses

  1. This is a beautiful pictures girl and I am so happy that you took that special time for YOURSELF! You deserve it girl.

  2. This is one of the greatest pleasures isn’t it? I love the botanical gardens here in St. Lou and I’d sure love to see this garden. I’m glad you found such a natural and healthful way to “de-stress.”

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