Last Saturday I spent several hours in Columbus, Ohio, with a dear friend, sharing a delightful lunch here, then going to the Franklin Park Conservatory. I had forgotten just how much talking two women can do in a day…silly me! We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly and talked the entire time. We were both exhausted at the end of the day, but, oh, it was a happy exhausted.
There is a butterfly exhibit going on at the Conservatory, which is where we spent most of our time, cameras in hand, of course. Though I took several photos, I’m sad to say that many were not “keepers” and I had to delete them. But this one I really like because it is not the usual colors, not the bright ones that we often like to see.
It was an amazing experience just to be in that “room” (rather like a fancy green house) and just stand and watch the many, many butterflies just happily floating around in the air. Have you ever been to something like this? If not, I encourage you to find a place that shares such beautiful wonders of nature and just soak it all in. I’ll be sharing more images from this later in the week.
More importantly, I recommend spending time with friends. Face to face time. Away from the computer, away from the cell phone and text messages, no technology involved. (Well, we did use her GPS to find our way and avoid getting lost, so some technology may be necessary.) Take time to share the conversations that need to happen, or just giggle over silly things, or simply be content to share the day. It’s good for the soul.
Thanks, Gayle, for a wonderful day. Let’s plan another…