In my ideal world, I live in a garden. Filled with flowers of all shapes and colors, I will stroll through this garden, meditate and be at peace. In my garden, I will have treasures hidden. Brightly colored chairs, vine laden awnings, water fountains trickling their sweet sound.
In my ideal world, I will spend my time painting and creating. Working with my hands, harvesting my vegetable garden, listening to the birds singing and chirping, feeling cozy from the warm sun on my skin.
It doesn’t all have to be a dream. During a recent trip to Palo Alto, I visited the Menlo Park Allied Arts Guild. The kids ran through the various pathways, discovering small, intimate settings where you can sit and bask in the pre-spring sunshine.
We meandered through the different stores, enjoying the creations of potters, painters, jewelry makers, wood carvers and florists.
Eye candy for my husband and I.
Inspiration surrounds you, envelopes you and embraces you.
I happily clicked away on my camera while my kids laughed and squealed and discovered.
I turned to my husband and made a special request to my personal handyman.
“I want my backyard to be like this.”
Our yard is just a sliver in size compared to these grounds.