We decided to break quarantine (but still wore our masks and kept away from others) and went to the metro gardens because I needed to see if the tulips were in bloom. By needed I mean I had had enough of the news and some social media insanity and longed for that which has always been a balm to my soul…plus I need to photograph something other than what I could come up with in the house.
It is what it is!
We went and the gardens were packed!!! And that’s when I noticed I had this slight sense of anxiety and paranoia. Most people kept their distance, many did not wear a mask although some did including an entire family of five. People were out there trying to have some sense of normalcy in a far from normal world. We witnessed photo shoots of two graduating Seniors and one quinceanera. One of those senior shoots, in my opinion, was really not following guidelines as they were a large family group and had music blasting for the shoot.
And I felt this feeling welling up in me of wanting there to be less people around me; just leave me and nature alone please, thank you very much. What has changed in me I thought? Maybe in recent times BCV (before covid virus) I just began to love being in nature more. The times they are a changing! They may partially change back and I do love visiting the big cities still just not as much as exploring nature now.
But it did feel so good to see the flowers. I love flowers. Some of the Lenten roses (hellebore) and daffodils were still in bloom and joy oh joy! The tulips had begun to bloom. So this week I shall be sharing them with you.
Did I mention that while in lockdown I’ve had this urge to bake again and of all the foods I miss I really REALLy really miss sushi…not grocery store sushi but the kind where I watch them slice it up in front of me sushi.
This too shall pass.