Longwood Gardens- good for the soul

Last year, I decided to treat myself to an annual membership at Longwood Gardens… I figured some flower therapy would be good for the soul.  It was very uplifting to see the beauty that this world still holds and an escape from grief and sadness.

Well, I just renewed my membership… took kiddo and had an absolutely marvelous time today.  There is snow everywhere and it makes barn chores more challenging.  The snow is beautiful in it’s own way, but winter is stark and cold and a bit depressing at times.  The visit today was so uplifting… the sights… the colors… the smells… I left feeling invigorated and refreshed.

Longwood Gardens, 1-29-11

Longwood Gardens, 1-29-11

Longwood Gardens, 1-29-11

Longwood Gardens, 1-29-11

Longwood Gardens, 1-29-11

I heard a commercial on the radio on Friday night for their OrKID Days and thought that kiddo might enjoy the activities.  He had a blast and enjoyed making the craft.

Nathaniel making the craft.

He was very proud of his rose sachet!

He carried it around the whole time!  (John, I promise I’m not sissifying your boy!)

On a more manly note, he did enjoy the snake & hissing cockroaches from the Brandywine Zoo.

The Albino Corn Snake from the Brandywine Zoo.

It was nice and very therapeutic to escape from the cold, get some aroma, color, and  flower therapy, and enjoy some great times with my boy!

About Mary K. Smith

I was widowed in July 2009, when I lost my beloved husband, John, to melanoma. Cancer SUCKS. We have a young son who was just a year old when his father died. I live on a small farm in Maryland which is home to horses, cats, and a dog. I started this blog as a way for me to heal, a way to remember my husband, and eventually I'd like to share it with our son so he can see the love that his father had for him, the love that we had for each other, what a great person his father was, and how hard his father fought to live.
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1 Response to Longwood Gardens- good for the soul

  1. harry says:

    very emotional

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