“Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it.”
~ Rumi ~
I truly believe beautiful gardens can bring out the artist in you, whether you think of yourself as one.
I love botanical gardens. It feels as if you could forget your life routine for a minute and enjoy some quiet moment, the fresh air, the scenery and the Zen of it all.
Speaking of Zen, here’s another quote I feel while I’m there, and I love this feeling:
“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”
~ Lao Tzu ~
It’s like a soft reminder to slow down and smell the flowers. To take a step back and reflect. There’s a deep and meaningful teaching in that quote, very important in the society where everyone is always busy, trying to get somewhere. Yet, what do we really accomplish by being busy?
The garden that day was blooming in spring. Hope you’ll enjoy these.