We jumped in the van and started driving. There was snow and ice melt and still an abundance of frozen areas that were glistening in the sun. I didn’t specifically tell him where we were going, I would just chime in with a “turn right here” “turn left at the next street” and when I saw something that I wanted to capture, a very excited “stop here, stop here!”
We wound up at the Canton Garden Center. This wasn’t a big adventure today, but we haven’t had much time for adventures so I can take what I can get. We were not disappointed -strolling through the snow-covered gardens with the smell of the warming earth, and the sound of the small water falls along the paths. I carefully navigated the icy patches to get the shots I wanted. My mind rushed ahead to warmer temperatures and blooming gardens -I stopped it in its tracks. No point in pushing time by so quickly.
We continued down the park drive through Stadium Park. Stopping by the area where there is skating when the ice is more set. From this area of the park we had a great view of the McKinley Monument. I didn’t feel like navigating that today, but we will definitely be visiting it here and there when the weather is consistently warmer.
At this point in our little adventure the afternoon, winter sunlight was dwindling quickly and I knew I had many things to do at home so we headed back to reality and responsibility.