Sometimes during a long, crazy week, you’ve just gotta stop everything, grab a couple of your favorite people, and go have girl talk and adventures in the sunshine. So, last week, I did!
I’d been hearing for ages that I had to go see these landscaped gardens in the area. And oh gosh, everyone was right! They were gorgeous! Practically endless, wandering paths, ponds, a wooden bridge with stunning architecture next to a weeping willow tree, and massive rhododendrons.
Little nooks with equally little waterfalls spilling into hidden pools, and shade trees protecting benches that looked out over a lake.
All sorts of geese, ducks, and adorable ducklings (!!!). Best part is they were all comfortably strolling around right at our feet with us, with a casual attitude about the whole thing that said, “oh this old place? It’s not much, but we like to come wander on afternoons when we’re bored.” Haha!
I realized afterwards that I took more pictures of the waterfowl than I even did of the stunning views! They were just so disarmingly comfortable with us that I couldn’t stop snapping photos! I’ll try to trim down the amount that I post here-you’re welcome.;)
Anyhow, nothing important to share, just pretty pictures, and me being reminded that I always forget how much better and more relaxed I feel after pausing the to-do list and just savoring the outdoors, girl talk, and just “being”. Hooray for Spring and Sunny afternoons!