So today i dropped in at our regional art gallery, which is nestled in a beautiful Japanese garden. the exhibit was art created by high school students - very fresh and inspiring. i browsed in the gallery shop and found a great book on naive art & a gorgeous pink japanese parasol, both went into my 'window shopping' bag.
The japanese garden was zen, as you would expect & i sat for a while and meditated with the autumn sun on my shoulder. It was difficult to leave the tranquility, but then the lure of coffee (which i have taken up drinking again) & warm blueberry bread served with honey at my favourite cafe, got me moving again. mmm!
We are a one car family & so I often find myself walking these days. i really enjoy the exercise, and while it takes longer to get from A to B, the slow way has it's benefits. On my way home from the gallery i met a delightful 87 year old lady also on a walk and we stopped and chatted for half an hour. Full of energy and good spirits, she was quite an inspiration. i wished that i'd taken a photo as she was a vision in pink. note to self: be less shy about pulling out the camera!