Sunday, August 21, 2011
If Only My Backyard Was This Pretty
Right in between the library and the museum, our city has a Children's Garden which is one of my favorite places to take the kids. It used to be funded by the city, but that was cut a few years ago, and for a while it wasn't very well tended anymore, though there were still some loyal volunteers from the gardening club who made sure the place didn't completely fall into disrepair.
This year, though, those volunteers really kicked it into high gear, because it is GORGEOUS. I have seriously never seen it look so beautiful and so well kept up, thanks to these hardworking people who spend hours weeding and pruning and thinking up fun new play areas, all for free and simply from a desire to make kids happy. Whenever I hear about human nature at its worst, it cheers me up a little bit to come here and remember that there are a lot of nice people doing nice things, too.