Shallow creek running through Mead Botanical Garden; Photo from Yelp
My friend and I were on our bikes oblivious to the scorching midsummer day. We just enjoyed riding, feeling the wind in our hair and having the freedom to go wherever we wanted. On this day we made our way over to Mead Gardens a few miles from our homes. It was a 48 acre botanical garden with an ancient glass hothouse where gorgeous orchids still thrived. The door was locked but we would peer in through the green algae-covered windows and admire the flowers.
Soon the sky darkened with the expected afternoon rains. No thunder or lightning but just a light rain fell and we made our way over to the small, shallow creek that gently trickled through the garden. We jumped in with our already wet clothes on and walked through the water meandering through the lush foliage that grew along the banks. It was just another summer adventure for us; we didn’t care one bit that we were sopping wet.
chrysalis hangs from milkweed
liquid crystals drip
Toni is our host at dVerse Poets for Haibun Monday. Please see her presentation there for all the details.