Gift #1012: Hudson Gardens

I hope you all have been enjoying the weekend.  We had lovely weather here and I spent the majority of the day at Eagle Creek park, one of my happy places in Indy.  Today  I wanted to share one of my happy places in Denver – Hudson Gardens.  We began and ended our trip to Denver in this idyllic little spot.  I daydream about this garden all year long.  It’s filled with wonderful garden beds and whimsical sculptures.  There’s a garden railroad, a chocolate garden (the plants are either dark foliage or varieties named after chocolate), an herb garden, pumpkin patch, vegetable gardens, a Hobbit Hollow, songbird walk, and lots of water gardens.  I’m fond of it because many of the garden areas are styled in a natural way, not in formal beds, and they are full of wildflowers and native plants.  They also keep bees, which is very endearing.

My favorite spot is a little grassy island in the middle of the pond, which is accessible via a wooden bridge.  Benches provide places to rest underneath large cottonwood trees.  It’s delightful to just sit there, listen to robins chirping, watch the ducks and geese on the pond, and feel the wind rustling the leaves.  My mom and I come to this spot to knit and enjoy the peace.  I like to walk the grass in my bare feet and look for leaves, feathers, seedpods, and other treasures to collect.  It’s such a joy to return to this spot each year and relish the beauty and serenity of nature.

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Wildflowers in the field

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Dragonflies flit all around you, landing in the sedges and skipping across the pond

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A bit of heaven on earth

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Yarn-bombing my cowl on a goose sculpture.  The yarn colorway is called “Monet” and I knit with it in the garden called “Monet’s Place”.. coincidence??  I think not!

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I love the reflection of the trees in the pond below.  Something about this photo reminds me of a painting… Monet’s maybe?

Blessings to you,
Sarah

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One Response to Gift #1012: Hudson Gardens

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    Such a lovely place – I can see why you love it!

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