Some of the gardens that I visited in Buffalo had statues and fountains as elements.
These statues and fountains created atmosphere.
They gave the gardens a story. They made the garden feel like a secret and private place.
In the midst of busy-ness, there was a quiet sanctuary.
The garden, no matter how large or how small, had become a magical getaway from the city in which the garden existed.
The garden felt like a refuge. It was delightful to be a visitor to these gardens.
I am very thankful to the gardeners for opening up their private worlds for the weekend of the Garden Walk.
For discussion: What are some of your favorite places to go for a getaway? What types of places feel peaceful and relaxing for you.