Last week, on my way home from the store, I dropped by the park. The setting was beautiful as the canopy was full of leaves.
The floor of the park was tidy, having been raked earlier in the spring. At ground level, there were patches of grass in the red soil.
Some persistent rays of sunlight found their way to the floor, creating a design of light and shade.
In several places, clearings let in a flood of light, highlighting certain areas.
The slide stood out more than its usual yellow allows.
As I stood admiring the scene, I looked up. The branches from mere weeks ago,
May 17, 2016
were barely visible as nature had done her job.
June 13, 2016
The majesty of the trees was evident standing there among these natural giants, clothed in their late spring glory.
Breathing deeply, I took in the scene for a few minutes in the quiet of mid-morning, then continued home. However, there is comfort in knowing that the park awaits those who take the time to stop and just breathe.