My Happy Place

There’s a place 15 minutes away, drive time, that feeds my soul. You need places like this in your life, and if you don’t have one, I encourage you to find it.

The sun was shining, but the air felt cool. It was day three of wearing the same jeans, but that’s the day you barely feel them on your skin. They fit so well the day before wash day. I added a snug fitting t-shirt, and a cable knit sweater for warmth. Slipped on some well-worn sneakers, and headed out the door.

When I arrived at Hill Country Water Gardens, I walked into the gardens and stood there, taking in the sounds around me. The sound of water splashing, birds singing, and the crunch of the sand as people walked by were the most prominent. A man who worked there saw me and said, “Good morning. How are you?” I grinned and replied, “I’m happy.” He smiled as if we shared the same secret.

My happy place specializes in outdoor water gardens, but they sell plants and pots as well. Every display is a presentation, and they sell work by local artist’s.

This face is at least 5 feet tall.

They winterize the fountains, and shut the water off in the cold season, but on this day, they had some running. My feet followed the sound of running water and splashing until I stood in what resembled an outdoor amphitheater of fountains. These weren’t on display yet. I’m thinking it’s where they stored them for the winter, and were just now testing them for leaks while letting them run. Each fountain had it’s own tone, but together they were a full ensemble. There was a child twirling in the midst of them like a mini ballerina.

The space felt like a sanctuary where the fountains were waking up after a deep sleep. Another employee walked by and said, “Good morning! How are you?” The same response came out of my mouth, “I’m happy.” She smiled and nodded in agreement, as I went on to share, “This is my happy place.”

3 thoughts on “My Happy Place

  1. I would like your happy place.

    Where I live, there are two places I like to be. But I am at ine more than the other since moving in a different part of area I live and work.
    With missing my walks because of a small injury that I am healing from, means I know how much I missed walking around this regular area.
    I am walking properly, but still have a twinge. But I am hoping to be there very soon again on my usual morning walk after my morning job one or two times a week.
    I do have another health issue that has come up, but I am hoping to be out and about.

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    • Yes you would! I would describe all the sounds to you. 🤗 It weird to go there now because everything is almost done blooming and the shelves that were once overflowing with plants are sparse.

      I’m happy you’re healing. Why do they put a rope on the pumice stone if it’s a danger to us in the shower? They need to come with a warning label! Good to see you Liz. xx

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