One last arboretum post, but in this case I saved the best for last. As I walked through the gardens I noticed a table covered in plants with a tea pot and cups. I started looking closer and realized it was an entire Alice in Wonderland scene that had been set up in the garden. Just looking at it made me happy! I took a ton of pictures trying to find the perfect angle and to capture the whimsy of the scene.
My only complaint - I think they need a larger cheshire cat.
A little further down the path I was surprised by a scene that was even more fitting for a garden in Kentucky. A chair with hat, gloves, gardening tools with a bottle of bourbon waiting for the tired gardener.
I felt like the arboretum gardeners had set the scene just for me.
As I worked on what felt like an endless series of reports today, the Chris Martin/Michael Stipe version of "In the Sun" came on. I found myself returning to the song several times. It seemed to help me focus and relax, just like my weekend stroll through the arboretum did.