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Hot As Hades // A Secret Garden

So, it looks like I took another unintended week off from blogging. I've just been stuck in a little bit of a rut from, you know, things like visiting my grandparents on the daily and sleeping in until naptime, and busily cross-checking my weather apps, because something's gotta be wrong with this picture:


But nope, because then I saw this picture, and then proceeded to laugh, until I realized it wasn't all a joke, and then I started to cry a little:


Not okay. I don't do literal ovens, no thank you.

On a much cooler day {blazing hot rather than sizzling hot}, my mom and I visited a cute little garden across the street from the hospital in which my grandparents reside.






This pretty little garden is at most one hundred steps away from the biggest and most chaotic hospital in this big city - a hospital very much full of pain and suffering, and a loss of hope for many. {Although, as my sister was born in this very hospital, I must say that it's full of new life and light, as well.} And acting as a bridge in between these two extremes is one of the busiest and most dangerous crosswalks in the city, as well. I'm not allowed to cross this street without holding someone's hand ... truth.

But here, here hidden just past all of that, is quiet and peace and beauty. It's so blissfully silent here, and I see quite a few elderly people ambling along merrily - they're a little bit curious, a little bit bashful, a little bit tired, but perfectly friendly and willing to share their beautiful space. There aren't many other people here, and I can't help but think sometimes that I've stumbled upon a secret little reprieve. It's slightly ... melodic. Poetic. Cheesy. {But nice.}

21 comments

  1. gorgeous photos, wonderful words!
    xx

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  2. Gorgeous pictures. I love little groves like that!
    Our Fairy Tale

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  3. The Garden is Beautiful! So Peaceful!!!
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  4. It sure is hot there! :) Lovely photos!
    xoxo

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  5. So neat! And wow, I thought we had it bad in the Carolinas...stay cool!

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  6. It was so hot last week where I live, it was actually the hottest week in all summer, but now it's raining cats and dogs! Love the pictures of that garden, looks so peaceful and serene. And I wanted to thank you for visiting my blog!:)

    Brigita,
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  7. We've already talked about this, but blog breaks really are great every now and then. Feels like 120????!!!!! What in the world?!?!

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  8. I love the photos!

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  9. umm i'm sorry ... feels like 120?! terrible!

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  10. Oh lord girl, don't melt!!! We love seeing photos on your trip.

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  11. Oh no.. no. noooo... that is way too hot. I would never leave the house.

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  12. Yikes, the heat! Thankfully, we've had a mild summer this year. But we had those kinda days the last few summers and it was miserable!

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  13. Oh my god that is some serious heat! Eeeeek, I hope you are keeping hydrated girl! I'm sending an invisible pool and some Popsicles your way!

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  14. Beatiful place ! Way too hot though !

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  15. gorgeous :)

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  16. Amazing pictures. I would love to see more photos from your trip.

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