Rerun: Detour Part 1Posted: June 29, 2014
I kid about my human mommy/blogging assistant not needing a vacation, but everyone needs a little time to stop and smell the roses . . . and sometimes, if you open your eyes and pay attention, you’ll find the most beautiful roses on life’s little detours. I hope Mommy’s enjoying her break, and I hope you’ll enjoy taking this little detour with me one more time . . .
Sometimes, days just don’t work out the way you had planned. Yesterday seemed like it was going to be one of those days. All week, my human mommy looked forward to taking me to the BREC Independence Community Park Botanic Garden, just down the street from our house. Although the week had been quite wet and dreary, the weathermen promised that Thursday would be beautiful. Even I was beginning to get excited about our outing.
Alas, the weathermen were wrong. We awoke to more drizzle and overcast skies. Then my mommy got sidetracked, and our field trip was pushed off to the afternoon, when whatever sun we might have would not be good for photos. It seemed like our day was taking a very bad detour.
But we went ahead with our plans, and I’m so glad that we did. The park was beautiful. Despite the recent rains, the butterfly garden was in full bloom.
The clouds still hung a little low in the distance . . .
but the views from the bench . . .
and from the herb garden ledge were magnificent.
The roses were beautiful, even the petals that had been pushed to the ground by the rain drops.
The amazing fragrances helped to brighten the day.
Our trip to the park and botanic garden turned out to be pretty special, and I learned something very significant: Even on life’s little detours, it’s important to stop and smell the roses.