Greetings dear friends!
November and the holidays are upon us, so I wanted to get one last
Autumn post in before everything turns to winter here.
I took these photos at the Washington Park Arboretum,
a short distance from our home.
This is the kind of place that you need to visit
every season, to see the change.
They even have a calendar to show you what's in
bloom each month!
It was a lot larger park than I expected and we didn't get around to
each garden that was on the map this time.
We picked a beautiful day to do this.
The sun was peeking through the clouds and the
temperature was not too cold.
Some places had benches and some
had picnic tables just out in the middle of it all!
I'm bringing munchies next time. :-)
So many varieties of trees and plants.
Each with their own burst of color...hues of flame red, bright orange,
and soft yellow stand out among the green grass and pines.
The water was calm and lovely.
I imagined myself paddling quietly in a canoe trying to catch a glimpse
of the busy beavers that are in this area.
Reflections on the water were mesmerizing.
It was a weekday...not too many people around...so peaceful.
I bet this artist is a "regular" here.
I think I will be too.
I'm heading back out to try and capture the
essence of Winter next.
November...it's a beautiful time to express thanks, and I
have so much to be thankful for!
I am thankful for the opportunity to live in such a green and lush area,
and be able to enjoy the beauty of nature that surrounds me daily.
It makes me happy when, on several occasions my sweetie and I will look at each other
"we live here now!"