Saturday, May 5, 2012
The girls are downstairs in the studio getting wedding stuff together, I am taking a minute to sit down and collect myself.
This morning I miss my Nea, crazy crazy girl.
These pictures are from 2 weeks ago. We were leaving the farm to come back to the city and we stopped at one of my favorite places; The George Landis Arboretum.
The dog and I were both worn out from farm stuff but to take a walk through the crabapple grove didn't seem like work. It didn't seem like it would take too much effort. I said to Nea; "I'll SEE YOU at the ARBORETUM?" and her ears perked. Shes such a good old girl; up for anything. Up for trouble especially.
A place like this stands in sharp contrast to the city gardens I've been stomping around the last few years. At the BBG the other day I watched a security gaurd yell at a woman who was settling down in the grass amidst the lilac grove. NO LYING ON THE GRASS!! Of course it makes sense, thousands of people have to be able to enjoy the gardens on any given day, rules alleviate the stresses of so much traffic.
So at the arboretum I winced in horror as the dog tried to climb up a crabapple tree - in my delerium I forgot where we were and anticipated a scolding from onlookers. But we were of course all alone in the gardens. The two of us slowing down. Watching the old trees bloom, the craggly lilacs set in their hillside without enough pruning. Unkept in the best way.