It is citrus season. Outside my door the oranges are ripening on an overloaded tree providing a surplus of the sweet fruit. If you don’t have a tree right outside your door, you can still find an abundance of the succulent fruit right down the street at your supermarket.
It is said that great cities have great parks and as I travel I see this proved true again and again. But I would add, great cities have citizens who realize the value of their parks and come to them to rest, relax, revive their spirits and reconnect to the important things in life. Here I saw a father pushing his son in a stroller. As he passed the mass single color plantings of pansies his little boy practiced identifying his colors, yellow, blue, green. The father praised the little guy and together they shared a simple moment made more beautiful in the garden.
Sept 12 and it’s spring in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The Azaleas are in bloom in the Japanese Garden. The Water Dragons on the prowl since it is mating season. They slip out of the shrubbery and look about then suddenly rise up on all four feet, puff up their head and jut out their chin.