Life has been crazy lately. Too many things to get done in too little time. Spring refused to spring for far too long. A couple weekends ago though we didn't really have the time or energy, we slipped away to view Tulips at Twilight at the local botanical gardens. Many of the tulips had refused to bloom due to unseasonably cold weather, so the parks people sprinkled light displays throughout the garden instead--a visible example of the philosophy that when life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade. The result soothed my soul.
People willing to work to improve life for us all
Actual spring finally arriving
beautiful pictures with a lovely thankful listReplyDelete
Taken on a beautiful night! ThanksDelete
That does look refreshing, i am glad you got to go and have such a lovely evening!ReplyDelete
It is so easy to get home after finishing the demands of a day and want to hunker down. Every once in a while my family can pry me out of the house, and I am always glad they did!Delete
Beautiful gardens. I wonder if you've visited some of the places near me like Longwood Gardens or the Grounds for Sculpture. Both are awesomely uplifting. I'm glad you have a local place to enjoy.ReplyDelete
I have not been to either, but did a search of images of both. Oh, my goodness! I could feel my stress melt away just looking at photographs. I can only imagine how wonderful visits in person would be. The fountains at Longwood Gardens look mesmerizing. Thank you for sharing.Delete
we also have had the delayed spring here in New England.... severe cold (which goes with winter), wild swings in temperatures (which is not quite right) and an overall-delay of the season (which definitely can't be good).ReplyDelete
The season up here seem about six weeks in arrears.
Great photos... excellent idea, it really comes down to light. Even in pre-technology times, human activity (and inter-activity) relies and requires light... that camp fire goes out, might as well sleep.
Good TToT post.
It feels like we are a month behind. Normally, I pick cherries the first week of June. I have yet to spot the first hard green lump of one on the tree.Delete
You are so right about light and its role in human interaction. There was an elderly woman who lived next door when I was little. She never did change her lifestyle away from that of her childhood which meant rising and retiring with the sun each day. All in all probably a pretty healthy way to go.
Beautiful photos! I particularly like the origami cranes.ReplyDelete
I did too. There was a lady in that gazebo with me who asked if I knew the significance of the paper bats. She enjoyed the display more once I told her how the cranes are symbols of hope and healing!Delete
I enjoyed seeing these beautiful photos and thought how delightful it would be to meander through the gardens in the twilight.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful list of TTOTs written in simplicity for all of us to ponder.
Simple is best! I have always thought so, but it feels even more true in the murkiness of today's world.Delete