Thursday, August 21, 2008
Outdoors, late August
Ross and I have been doing some wandering the last couple days. Summer is winding down, and we can both feel it slipping away. I cannot, will not, regret time spent outdoors.
The city has restored a historic site near Corbin Art Center. The Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens showcase old-fashioned perennials and the lovely little buildings and fountains that were built on a steep hillside by wealthy owners. We visited it for the first time yesterday.
Not much is blooming right now, but we hiked around the grounds and found our favorite spots.
Here's Ross, lost in thought:
After he spotted me and the camera:
I'm glad he likes to tromp around gardens and parks with me. He feels his connection to the natural world. I hope that always lives in him, because I think it'll help him throughout his life. I have found so much solace and grace in the outdoors -- I don't think I'd be here without those long, long walks.