Hello and good morning! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! The marvelous part of my weekend took place on Sunday, so I’m glad to be linking up with MIMM today to
tell you about show you scenes from the day. As always, thanks to Katie for hosting!
My foot is feeling pretty much back to normal (woohoo!!!), so Justin and I decided to take advantage of this near perfect fall weather we’re having by spending yesterday morning at a gorgeous park not far from our house. After breakfast (of course, I had pancakes!), we got ready and headed on over. We weren’t in any rush and had no afternoon plans, so we spent the majority of the morning walking around and taking pictures. The property is rather large, so we didn’t cover all of it, but we did end up walking pretty far. I’m happy to report that my walk (during and afterward) was pain free, which totally made my day! :-)
FYI…this park used to be an estate owned by a rich family that excavated various structures, lakes, bridges, gardens, etc. on it. After the owner died, they turned it into an environmental stewardship and recreational getaway.
We’ve gone to this particular park quite a few times now, but we never get tired of it. I love nature and I love being outside, so this is a perfect place to go. The property is very picturesque, and the vibe is very peaceful and relaxing. Nature is truly a beautiful thing, and when I’m in an environment like this, it reminds me how blessed I am to be on this Earth and be able to have these experiences! In fact, every time we go there, I feel as if I stepped into another country. It doesn’t feel like this is my hometown. This park allows us to get away from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives, and serves a much needed escape for us sometimes.
My favorite spot to visit at the park is always the hay barn. The original barn was destroyed by a fire years ago. The outside structure remains, but it’s overrun with vines and other foliage. The interior of the barn was turned into a mini sculpture garden.
What did you do this weekend?
Do you enjoy spending time outdoors?
What’s your favorite way to escape the hustle and bustle of your busy life?