Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Taking a Breath

Last Friday, right in the middle of two extremely busy days, Craig thought it would be a great idea to take his parents to the Dallas Arboretum.  I totally didn't have time for a day of meandering through acres and acres of flowers.  But, I grabbed my camera and jumped in the car with them anyway.

And what a great decision that was!  

I realized at the end of that day that I don't stop often enough to watch a turtle sunning itself, or to examine the way a bee floats from flower to flower.  What beautiful creations there are in the world.  I'm so grateful for in-laws who walk slowly and appreciate flowers, and for a husband who knew that a day wandering around in the springtime sun was a better choice than anything I would have chosen to do.  It was so nice to take a break from all the rushing around I had done earlier in the week, and to tank up on a little relaxation before jumping into a hectic Saturday.  Because there's a lot to breathe in out there in nature, and armed with enough allergy meds, taking a breath is a very good idea.  


  1. What a beautiful place. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Oh...
    This is amazing.
    Simply beautiful, my friend!
    I'm glad you went. To share with us and I can enjoy from the comforts of my own home. ; )