Sunday, April 11, 2010

Springtime in the Bog Garden

As I travel around the country, I enjoy seeking out those hidden gardens that are missed by most folks, but hold endless pleasure to the locals who visit them on a regular basis. The Bog Garden in Greensboro, NC is a remarkable place, where local residents take their morning walks and bring the kids for an afternoon with nature. Thanks to the help of so many volunteers, the Bog Garden is kept spotlessly clean and cared for in the special way that only loyal volunteers can do.

Springtime in Greensboro is wonderful, as the entire city becomes alive with blooming flowers and shrubs of endless varieties. The neighborhoods explode with the colors of nature, and you just can't help being engulfed in the feeling of Spring. Greensboro makes you want to get up early and go for a walk, and when you do, you are never disappointed. The city is filled with beautiful parks that provide amazing color and fragrance. Flowers fill the air and birds relish in the abundant food sources that have been created.

My morning walk took me through the Bog Garden for the second day in a row, and once again I left feeling like I had spent the morning in yet another piece of paradise. How can you not love the sound of birds singing, and the sight of waterfowl landing on mirror lakes? Sometimes we just need to get ourselves out of the bed and get out early to see what nature has in store for us. I rarely get disappointed.

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoy your writing, Dan, as much as your photography. You don't pour over long paragraphs to explain yourself. I love that concept. Thank you for sharing your wonderful words and photos, to me they do seem to go hand in hand.