Friday, November 9, 2012


Yesterday I took a walk over at the park.  I decided it would be better to walk during lunch than it would be to go and eat something unhealthy.  Not that I am much of a health nut because I am not.  But I am always up for a little serenity in my life.  The park does it to me.  A place called “The Garden” is always kept so pristine.misc Nov 2013 121







Colors were vivid in the garden.

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I was the only one there.




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I found a beautifully carved metal box at the entrance of the park which held information about the park and the different vegetation.





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Then I found serenity

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and I stopped to reflect on what I have to be thankful for

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Only a few hundred feet from the park along the walkway it opened up into the local cemetery.  The colors were even more vibrant.  I walked along the path and saw many names that meant nothing to me but had a lot of meaning for someone else.  It took my breath away and I knew that in a few more weeks this same place will be adorned with colors of Christmas.  I will want to come back.

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As I was leaving the sun broke through the clouds for just an instant and I took a deep breath.

The day was unusually warm.  The sky was dark and very cloudy and on my way home I  was chasing the storm. 

As soon as I walked in the door, the love of my life greeted me with a big hug and smile and asked how my day had gone.  It just can’t get any better than that.  No matter what storm I was chasing…or what my day had been like, I knew I had come home to serenity.

My strong sweetheart is healing.  Not as quickly as he would like, but he is healing.

I am grateful for his calm serenity.  All the storms he has faced and trials he has gone through; he is such an inspiration to me.  He is a man of honor, integrity and courage.

He is my serenity

Bob Marine Veteran

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Jackie said...

Your serene walk was just are your photos.
So glad that your sweetheart husband greeted you with love. That completed your day perfectly.
Sending you smiles, my friend....

Barb said...

Oh my goodness - you have made my evening. What great photos and the walk I took with you was just perfect. I'll be able to sleep peacefully now. Love Huhoney's smile. What a guy. Hope his knees are getting better by the day.

Librarian said...

Dear Linda, this was a very touching post with wonderful pictures! I hope you will always find that serenity when you need it. Together with love, it is the greatest gift in life.

imac said...

Beautiful garden and post.
Healing wishes and Get well soon to your DH.

shabby girl said...

Your park looks like a lovely place to walk. Nice to have one so close, right?
What a blessing to be so happily married. I'm one of the lucky ones as well.