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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Just Breathe

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.

24 comments:

  1. Isn't it great to have a local, well treed park? Nice contrast from May 17, which is our anniversary.

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    1. Such a park, in walking distance is a treasure!

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  2. I love the pretty green of early summer and late spring. Thank you for taking me along on your visit to the park. :-)

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  3. The Japanese call that sense of calm and peace that comes from being among trees "forest bathing."

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    1. Such a beautiful description. Thank you, Debra.

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  4. I love to see those lush green and the sunlight!

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    1. There is something spiritual but peaceful too about that place.

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  5. Fresh leaves are always a wonderful sight.

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    1. They are one of my favourite things.

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  6. Ahhhh.
    Trees, whatever the season, are healing magic.

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  7. Wish I lived closer to that park! It's lovely. I like the title of your post , I was reading about deep breathing and how we need to deep breath for better health. That is indeed a great place to breath and deep breath!!

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    1. We get so caught up in life we forget to just breathe.

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  8. Spring changing into summer is so gorgeous!

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  9. Another of your pictorial entries. Lovely.

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  10. Mother Nature sure knows how to fill us up, Marie, doesn't She. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. She really does, Ginnie. We have to recognize it and just breathe.

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  11. I was thinking as I started to read your post that you had taken us here before! It looks so beautiful wearing it's summer clothes. Sarah x

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  12. It always looks different too, Sarah. It is a piece of heaven!

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