Happy Happy Happy! | Longwood Meadow Photos
One of my favorite visits to Longwood Gardens. Enjoy!
This afternoon (August 2017) I’m happy and relieved. D and I took off right after breakfast to drive to Longwood Gardens. The weather was picture perfect.
Why so happy? Because this was my first attempt at (slow!) hiking in the meadow since before I broke my jaw and lost all my energy. I was hesitant about doing it, but decided I’d never know until I tried. Here’s a lightning quick look.
Butterflies, bees and dragonflies were out in droves
on this side of the meadow.
We walked to the top, sat in the shade a bit,
then returned and exited via the forest path.
Next we walked over to the café for a little lunch. I had a mildly spicy vegetarian chili and a cup of fresh fruit. D settled for a turkey sandwich. Then we walked through part of the conservatory, did a short visit to the flower walk, and headed home.
Good health news: Yesterday I saw my Lucy (pacemaker) cardiologist and his wonderful assistant who makes sure Lucy is working properly. She’s doing an outstanding job, I’m happy to say!
I’m eager to try a few more external activities, in addition to daily walks here in our neighborhood. No big social events, just lovely strolls outside that let nature do its work renewing me for whatever comes next.
© Elouise Renich Fraser, 9 August 2017; reposted 20 August 2020
Photo credit: DAFraser, 9 August 2017, Longwood Gardens Meadow
Three years! I remember! Love the butterflies – and you!
Thank you for the joy-filled words and images! I am looking forward to returning to Longwood. It is one of my “happy” places!
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I still have a hard time looking at photos of me lying in the emergency room. Butterflies are better! 🦋
What a beautiful place! And what beautiful memories! Thank you for sharing the photos with us, Elouise! 🙂
I hope Lucy is STILL doing well! 🙂 (My oldest sister had a pacemaker put in years ago…probably 10 or more by now. And all is going great. 🙂 )