Monday, May 27, 2013

Wishing you a safe and happy Memorial Day

My Memorial Day Weekend post was done yesterday.  If you didn't see it and would like to, you can click here.  I am once again thanking all Veterans.  We have many in our family, both sides of the Atlantic.  Their stories have been passed down to us, along with memories of fallen comrades and we have passed them down to our son, as he will to his future children.  They will always be remembered with much love, respect and pride.  

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A week ago, in the later part of the day we decided to take a drive over to Meadowlark Gardens for an afternoon stroll.  It was a hot one, very muggy, and the weather forecasters had promised us temperatures in the low 90s.  I could believe it but that day it didn't seem to bother us that much.  We usually start down the left-hand path, this time we took the right as it promised more shade.  


Gregg said let's go sit near 'our' pond and that's what we did.  By the time we got there we had had quite a good walk and we were ready to sit down for a spell in the Adirondack chairs provided.  We soaked up the heat, enjoyed listening to the bullfrogs, the birds singing and the fish occasionally making splashing sounds as they came to the surface.  Dragonflies danced and we even saw a Hummingbird Moth, along with a solitary turtle.  There were absolutely no people on this side of the garden.  We were there during a week day and I said to Gregg this would be a dream spot for a thatched cottage, or a log cabin. There were a few people walking around but not on this side.  Here it is more secluded and has a wilder look as it is designed with native plants.   We have loved all our walks at the Garden but this time we both agreed, this was kind of special.

18 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

What a magical place. Thank you.

Karen said...

Very pretty pond Denise, lovely shot.

Michaela said...

Looks so nice, I'm sure you had a pleasant walk!

Valerie said...

It certainly looks peaceful. Your description of the frogs etc made me wish I was there.

Arija said...

Somehow it looks quite like an English rambling garden. Shade is so welcome on hot days. Such a lovely secluded and peaceful walk.

gigihawaii said...

I guess it's a testament to how safe the area is. Here in Hawaii, I would be afraid of robbers.

eileeninmd said...

Denise, you found a lovely spot. Have a happy week!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Thanks for taking us along!

Lui said...

You and Greg found paradise again ;-)

Betsy Adams said...

Gorgeous photos --and oh, how peaceful.

Happy Memorial Day to you two.
Hugs,
Betsy

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It is a magical space! I love that there are adirondack chairs to rest in. How perfect.

Marie said...

Beautiful, peaceful. How thankful we all need to be for getting to have days such as this in such a beautiful spot somewhere in this great country! God bless the ones who make it possible! God bless you and your family! May He be with you in this coming year. Thanks for your great blogger friendship.

Ruth said...

What a gorgeous place to spend some time Denise :)

Tawny Moon Studio said...

What a serene place to be, lovely image :)

mick said...

Great photo of the water and all the green plants. It's always very nice to find a secluded spot with not too many people around.

Sandy Carlson said...

Oh, gorgeous! Looks like pure peace and pleasure.

Icy BC said...

That's one beautiful shot and I love all the green!