Tuesday, August 15, 2017

T stands for Tranquility amid the turbulence...

Every click of the television remote or blast from the radio brings more aggressive news of hateful words and actions.  The stress of the situation is exacerbated by the sad fact that I have no impact over the current environment.  All of the lessons of history seem to be lost.   I can only hope that at some point peace, respect and common sense prevail.  Amid all of this discord and hostility, Nish and I went in search of some tranquility. There is no place it is easier  to find than in nature, so we headed to Heritage Museum and Gardens in Sandwich.
Majestic trees

Beautiful Vista

And then we moved through the labyrinth.
Moving meditation

Labyrinth
move within, let go
circle, center, continue
 end, let go, begin

The current exhibit is Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views.  Some of my favorites:



 So much inspiration taken from the beauty of nature. It was back outside to one of my favorite water features of the Gardens.
Flume fountain into the waterlily pond
This is a close second though...
lovely view of the house
some serenity in shades of white and green garden...

and of course lots of color...





a few closeups ...





and there was some whimsy,
garden gate
which reminds me of one of my favorite cups.

We left the gardens restored and happy, with the plan to share our bright light and love.  Hope yours shines brightly too!






23 comments:

  1. What an uplifting post - I love it! Nature is the perfect way to find peace and tranquility and I enjoyed visiting the musuem and gardens with you 😁. The vistas, flowers, fountains and garden views you have captured are amazing, I could happily wander round and explore such a beautiful place! The very first contemporary painting caught my eye, I love the transition and softness of the colours - stunning! What a fabulous mug and I hope your light shines brightly this T Day too! J 😊

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    1. yes Jo, it was beautiful. Unfortunately my photos don't do it justice. I love that painting too, up close there was a shimmer of gold. Really beautiful.

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  2. I genuinely enjoyed your trip to Heritage Gardens and Museum. The landscapes were wonderful, and the fountains were simply incredible. The one over the water lily pond was out of this world.

    Our current state of affairs is truly sad and unsettling. Although I was "around" for the first Earth Day, I wasn't cognizant of it, or the problems we were suffering. As I grew up, I began to embrace the power Earth Day had on legislation, our environment, and big business. Now I see things going back to the way they were in the 70s when Earth Day was born. I can see and share your concern. I simply adore your cup that showed how you felt after the trip to the gardens. What a great and thoughtful post and lovely mug, too.

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    1. The flume fountain is incredible, I love the sound of it. Let's hope for a more positive future for people and the planet.

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  3. Oh I love your cup-and your photos are just awesome--I stopped watching-listening the news since around April of this year-nothing but lies and slants on the truth which is sad--I catch just a bit of local news now at 9pm and turn it off after the weather--figure if I need to know I check on the web for a bit-at least I can find different sides to the story.
    what a gorgeous garden are you have found thanks
    Happy T Day Kathy

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    1. I have tried to limit my current events listening since I have no control, but it is hard not to get drawn in. I am trying to focus on the good things.

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  4. First off I love your mug-so uplifting with cheerful colors!Nature certainly is the best way to soften our harsh world and does bring about a sense of hope and faith. Really lovely photos and art. Happy T Day!

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    1. I love my mug too Linda. Nature definitely restores, I am with you for hope, faith and a better day.

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  5. Beautiful photos of peace and tranquility which help to offset the pain of the awful happenings in the world just now. Happy T Day, hugs Valerie

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    1. Thank you Valerie, it is a scary world, everyday brings something else. Let's have hope and faith for appreciation and love for nature and humanity.

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  6. I've never been to Heritage Museum and Gardens. Reminds me of Tower Hill and Fruitlands if they were smooshed together. You and Nish always find the best places to go. I really loved the flowers on the garden gate. Maybe I need to have those flowers in the Zensical Garden. Looking forward to Skype on Thurs.

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    1. I loved the gate too, so fun and whimsical. Great catching up with you yesterday. You inspired me to blog today, Thank you. ;)

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  7. Such a beautiful place. Thanks to you, it brings back nice memories. We didn't have time for the art gallery---next time---I can tell I would have enjoyed it.

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    1. So happy you enjoyed it. Next time, I will have to plan to meet you there. ;)

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  8. Hi Nan!

    I catch a little news here and there but i mostly avoid it.. To me the news is not there to 'inform' anymore they are there to 'incite' discord... I'm very disappointed with them.... But now on to your garden.. Such a nice place... I think i would have enjoyed a stroll around there too... Happy T day! Hugs! deb

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    1. We need more beauty in the world. Let's find it where we can.

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  9. I so agree with the need to get into Nature to re-center and find peace! Thank you for sharing such beautiful photos, and the sentiment on the cup. Happy Tea Day!

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    1. Thank you Dianne, glad you enjoyed the photos and the cup!

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  10. It looks like a beautiful place Nan. If I ever get down the Cape I think I need to check it out. Thanks for sharing. Its perfect for T day. Hugs-Erika

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    1. Definitely check it out. There is a great bike path at the Cape Cod Canal. Your posts always make me want to visit places too!

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  11. Aaah, what a breath of fresh air, Nan. The landscape paintings are lovely. The flume fountain photo should be a painting!

    Happy T-Day! Hugs, Eileen

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    1. Thank you Eileen. It is beautiful there. I too love the flume fountain feature. Happy weekend.

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  12. This was a welcomed respite from all the hate and vitriol that comes from here - Wash DC - all day, every day! Thanks you for sharing the lovely gardens and paintings. We need all the beauty we can get, these days. Take care.
    Cheers~

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