Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Barnes Arboretum #7

Now, inside the woods I followed a stream to the Koi pool.  There is an iron bench there and as I settled in to enjoy the setting a profound stillness enveloped me.  I sat for a long time simply watching the circles of water that were being created by the insects as they dropped in and out of the pool.  It was a naturally meditative state that is rare but deeply satisfying.
Laura Barnes' cabin was reflected in the water.   As I left I peeked in the window, only to see the garden reflected back at me.  What solace she must have found in this place.

Tomorrow on the way out.