Being locked down for the pandemic was not good for my attitude. However, we did explore some new places to walk in our area and found a very pretty regional park. Lots of paths and trees. The squirrels, duck, hummingbirds and other birds make it so lively. Although no longer locked down, we continue to walk this park. It’s still good for my attitude!
This is a contribution to Becky’s Squares on walking this month.
When I need a quiet place just to think and reflect, I find myself drawn to the beauty and peace of a cemetery. Far from being spooky, I find them places of beautiful sculpture that I find calming. In our older cemeteries, they are filled with the names of people no one now remembers or even knew. But I know they too had their struggles, hope, dreams, and challenges. This is a reminder to me that whatever is bothering me will eventually pass. Life goes on for me, for now. And I must seize the moments I have.
The sunflowers are growing tall and beautiful in the Fullerton Arboretum cultivated gardens. These individual plots are an interesting mix of vegetables, fruits, flowers, and they’re full of quirky garden toys and art. This little squirrel snatched one of the sunflowers, scurried up a Sycamore tree, and proceeded to nibble away. He didn’t seem to mind my watching.