There is something truly beautiful about a summer garden. Perhaps it is because I know our warm weather days are numbered, but I love to walk around the city and all of its neighborhoods to admire all of the plants and foliage this time of year. The fact that I have absolutely zero responsibility in their maintenance/survival makes the experience all that more enjoyable.
As much as I enjoy having a beautiful home on the inside, there is something to be said for enjoying the beauty that is right outside your front door. Take a moment today to admire the beautiful gardens/landscaping/nature that is in your own neighborhood. Appreciate what makes your neighborhood or even your climate unique. We may not have large yards in my area of Chicago, but the space that is available for planting is utilized to its fullest extent. I value the hard work of the people and the plants that bring such enjoyable splendor into my daily life.
Beauty is all around us, all we have to do is stop and look.