People wander and stop to enjoy the flowers and peace of the gardens. A magic garden of busy work where gardeners with volunteers were prepping the flower beds.
A group of people standing in a circle with a teacher in the center were doing some Tai Chi exercises, when I arrived. I stopped to watch them for a time. It was a nice place to be doing Tai Chi.
Many photographers with large, long camera lenses are to be seen looking for shots of the blooms day.
Tai Chi is called the “Supreme Ultimate”. It is a moving meditation and martial art that I practiced for many years. I miss the connection to movement. Recently, I am working on renewing my Tai Chi practice. It has many health benefits.
August has brought some storms our way, but there are still some roses blooming. There was a blight on the roses. Some are past blooming. Here’s what I saw.
In the Magic Garden
There is comfort in the roses’ beauty, which heals sadness
Clouds scudding overhead block the sun in peek-a-boo game
For a time I forget my cares and my ‘self ‘
There are the roses, only the roses
Bathing in the sun and blooming for the bees
The Paper Wasp “Description: 5/8 – 3/4 inch long (queens, sometimes from late summer to spring, are a little larger). Slender wasps; generally black with yellow stripes; smooth body with few hairs.
Where/When: Paper wasps can nest on or around homes. They are active from spring until fall. They may enter homes in search of overwintering sites.” ~ From the University of Minnesota Extension ~ John Hahn
Thanks for stopping by my kitchen
Wishing everyone a calm day.