It has been such a good holiday thus far, busy as can be, but so good.
Bear and I have been juggling a mixture of hard labor and jolly day trips around Queensland, and my heart is full of great memories of gorgeous places, projects completed, and jolly times with dear friends.
I’m going to take the rest of the holiday off from blogging, but I shall leave you with these photos of the exquisitely beautiful and peaceful Japanese Gardens at the Brisbane Botanical Gardens at Mt. Coot-tha.
I love this place so much. Especially early in the morning when there aren’t any visitors about and I have to run through a gauntlet of sprinklers to get inside.
It is a lovely place for slow strolling and quiet sitting.
At this time of year the azaleas and irises are blooming, vibrant bursts of color in a soothing expanse of green.
I love the water, particularly on cloudy days when it seems even more still and peaceful.
“Even the smallest act of caring for another person is like a drop of water -it will make ripples throughout the entire pond…” Jessy and Bryan Matteo
I like that thought very much. It reminds me of another quote I read earlier this week:
“I can’t save the whole world. I can’t bring peace to Syria. I can’t fix the environment or the health care system,
and from the looks of it, I may end up burning my dinner.
But I can be kind.”
Wishing you a beautiful week filled with peaceful moments, much kindness, and happy memories to cheer your heart when life goes wonky.