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Rediscovering Nature Through the Eyes of a Grandchild by Terre Houte
July 24, 2009, 5:39 pm
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childrens_garden_overviewIt just doesn’t get any better than this. A beautiful July day spent playing in the Morton Arboretum’s Children’s Garden with my grandchildren, who are visiting from Vermont.  

Some of the feelings I experienced:

the pure joy and freedom of running through a garden built for kids (of all ages)

the serenity of a “secret stream and grotto”

the “danger” of walking across a rope bridge and crossing a stream via stepping stones

the thrill of spotting a turtle swimming across the pond

the dizzying effects of the Evergreen Lookout

the unsettling feeling of getting lost in the maze

the relaxation of sharing a picnic lunch in the grove

 But best of all, was watching the wonder in my grandchildren’s eyes as they stopped to smell the flowers, followed the winding paths and threw rocks into the waterfalls. Like I said, it just doesn’t get any better than this. Thanks Julieta & Marco! Love, Grandma (aka Terre Houte)


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