November 5, 2013

The Unexpected


I've been trying to soak up as much as I can while I'm still here in PA. In case you missed it we're moving back to Colorado.  One of the things I definitely wanted to make sure I did was enjoy as much of the Fall colors as I can. I do have a fear that when I'm back in CO I will long for the variety of trees and plant life that I grew up with and that I'm used to. I pray that I will fully embrace all that's special about CO. 

I decided to spend the day at Longwood Gardens recently. I thought it would be a great way to experience Autumn. They are having a Chrysanthemum festival which I was really looking forward to. Autumn has been a little strange where we live in the Poconos  there are some trees that are completely bare and some that are just starting to change. I hoped at Longwood Gardens it would be different and the trees would be vibrant and at peak.  I walked all around the property looking for trees in their full Autumn glory. 
They were harder to find than I expected. 

Then I found this vibrant Japanese Maple. 
Of course what garden wouldn't be complete without a railroad display? Thomas the Train & Friends were fun to watch, they even had blinking eyes. 
I was so busy looking for Autumn colors that I almost missed one of the most beautiful displays of color in the whole garden.  I had high expectations for colorful trees. Little did I know I would find Autumn colors in the Roses taking their last breath. 
I'm thankful their intoxicating sent drew me in closer. 

They were Magnificent! 
It's hard not to have expectations. Of course just like anything else having expectations can be a positive thing. I know for me personally having too high of expectations just means there's a much bigger fall when things don't turn out like I expected. I'm going to strive to not let my mind run away with expectations and stay open to the unexpected. After all the unexpected can be much better than we ever could have imagined. 

I'm at another transition in my life, a time when I'm not quite sure what the future will hold. I'm working on not letting the expectations take over and just living out each step at a time as it happens. I'm not sure what to expect of this blog during this transition. I've been writing posts ahead so I have great stuff to share but I'm not sure how long it will last. It's possible I may be absent from this space, for a time but don't worry I will be back. Do me a favor and don't have too high of expectations and I'll try not to either!

I'll be sharing the rest of the pictures from my day at Longwood Gardens soon. The Chrysanthemum Festival was amazing!

1 comment:

  1. You did find quite a few trees to dazzle us with their vibrant colours. We get a lot of fallen leaves here, but not so many colours, which is something I miss and really appreciate seeing on the internet.

    I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers and look forward to enjoying more of your photos. Thank you for sharing them.

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