with the created world, I decided to take some field trips to motivate and inspire me.
I went to Adams Park in Wheaton over my lunch hour one day this week. The park is named for John Quincy Adams who lived in Wheaton in the late 1800’s. He is a distant relative of the Adams Presidents. The fountain pictured used to sit in front of their home on this same property in Wheaton.
The park is beautiful. It has lots of benches that never seem to all get full. There is always a place to sit – even in the shade. It is beautifully cared for. The scent of the lilacs permeated the whole park. It was a perfect way to spend some time outdoors.
I know my own gardens will not achieve this level of manicured beauty but I did appreciate the simplicity in which they designed the space. There were small groupings of flowers mixed in among all the trees. In this park
the trees share the spotlight. There are of varying heights – and ages. I was struck by the unique look one tree’s leaves and took a picture. They were not green but variegated pink and dark red. Beautiful.
This was a great first field trip. It will help me see my yard as a whole, complete with lots of shade trees. I need to remember the simple beauty of Adams Park. Simplicity in my gardens – that is something I can achieve!