Being a child/adult who was raised and still lives in the heart of a city, I have always lounged on decks, balconies, or roof tops in times of extreme heat (I know, I know, hot air rises, but for some reason being on roof top also means you have found a kind of solitary freedom away from the rest). In saying that, I think that is the very reason that I have an affinity for gardens. I never fail to get lost in their beauty and bounty; there silent life force.
I miss the visual, the feeling of bare feet on the prickly yet soft grass floor. I am looking forward to spending more time in gardens this summer, finding peace in there ever promising hope for growth and renewal. -tM
Photography: AD France | Gardens: S. of France; Italy: CA