Gardening is a therapeutic and peaceful activity. Some people head for a public garden, or their own for serenity and it's always gratifying to capture someone with the camera.
This gentleman looks like he's lost in thought on an autumn day.
I stepped inside the gazebo at a small arboretum in Alliston to share this view which is peaceful by design. (if you can ignore the gas station in the background)
Walking to the other side, a woman went in to the gazebo and sat down before she realized I had my camera ready to take a photo. She graciously offered to leave for my shot but I felt she was beneficial in it as she sat relaxing and enjoying the view.
The intricate design of the bench along with the fact that it is flanked on either side by tall mature trees and protected by the cedars makes this another appealing place to sit at the arboretum.
The mandolin story teller is a statue that caused me to slow right down one day and reflect on what kind of song he might play, and possibly sing to tell of people and places long ago. I wish there had been a bench to sit by him.
I hope you find serenity in your gardens or know of a wonderful public one to visit.
The winner of the WaterDots giveaway is Diane at Thoughts and Shots and I know she is going to put them to the test as well. Thank you to everyone who entered the draw, they can be purchased on-line and for anyone living locally, they are now available at Kell's Garden Centre.