The gardens have already started to decay. Fortunately, there are a few late bloomers left. It was a joy to see them, in either state… even though many of the garden areas where already tilled to prepare for a new season. I have decided I will be determined to find beauty, even in seasons where it may be less apparent to me. I am not going to close my eyes for once… but keep on searching.
Yes, you’ve got that right… I went to the gardens. Last week I had enough. The kids have been working through the weekend for the past few weeks trying to get things done. Even though they have reason to ask for a slightly decreased workload, they often don’t. Finally, I think they are realizing the importance of breathing and they say when they plan their studies, they will try to determine ahead of time if there is just too much work. Until now, they have always been afraid to ask because they feel it is a sign of weakness or laziness. See, having a learning disability is never easy. You work harder than most people to get things done, but because your disability is not visible – you feel that asking for help is a bad thing. I’m still working on ensuring they know that is not true. Despite everything. they do well in testing, way above their peers. I don’t know what exactly they need to reassure themselves.
Anyway, I left the older two with their work this weekend and snuck out with my husband to peruse the gardens. When we got there, they sadly informed me the gardens would close in a half hour, but I boldly said “I don’t care, I just need nature!” Ah, this is my life. Anyway… I do hope you enjoy the view and I cannot say enough how much it means to me to be able to take you along with me. Thank you.
Even though she may be in a state of demise, I find this is one of my more beautiful photographs…