The last few weeks my visits to the park have been few. Traveling took me a way for a while and then the heat settled in and I was as absent as the rain we have been craving. Not being at the gardens greatly influenced my mood as of late. The gardens provide me with balance. Not spending time in the gardens, coupled with the heat and a new running schedule that has me up at 5 a.m. has turned me a bit sideways. I was, needless to say, a bit apprehensive about what I would find at the gardens yesterday.
The gardens were far more forgiving than I deserved. Three hours, four gardens and three large yard waste bags did the trick. It was exciting to see the dramatic change in the gardens. My time in the gardens was also a nice reprieve from the horror of the recent movie theater shooting I have been seeing and reading so much about. The loss of life is sad, frightening and impossible to understand.