I visited a local public garden this evening in hope that it was still abundant with blooms. Our minor drought has cut this garden’s glory a bit short this year. Only the ornamental grasses are still thriving.
The weather pattern is a bit different each year, but this is the first year I can recall that gardens are dying down before there are lots of colorful leaves to divert our attention.
I’ve taken many photo walks through the Allen County Children’s Garden in Lima, Ohio, but I seldom take wide shots that reveal the density and whismy of this place. The photos in this post show only about a third of this place. Half of the rest was shrouded in morning shadow, and I lingered too long on the bright subjects I did capture that I walked away from the rest, full enough for now with its delights.
It’s one of those places I return to year after year because of the peace I feel when I’m there. If you find a place that fills you with serenity 90% of the time you go there, keep going back. The rest of the world can wait.
Here’s a video clip I made this morning of the ornamental grass area at this garden: