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.
































8 comments:

Scottish Twins said...

I agree! I stopped by with the boys last week after dropping some books off at the library and was amazed at all the new stuff this year. It seems like everything had been freshened up with a new coat of paint. You can really tell that someone put a lot of TLC into that place!

I just really wish it was located somewhere else. We would use it so much more if it was in a "safer" area. But I guess that is just motivation to try to create something similar where we live :)

Scottish Twins said...

Oh, and the last picture is precious BTW!

Kelsey said...

That does look nice! We have a pretty good one here, too, and I'm totally embarrassed that we've not been there even once this summer. Although ours is not located so conveniently - I would love that.

Nik-Nak said...

Wow that is beautiful! I especially love the piano walk way.

Mrs. Irritation said...

That place looks delightful!

Laura said...

you must see the botanical garden! its like an enclosed palace garden.. i pretended i was in London while we were there. this childrens caugh ghetto garden pales in comparison

bluedaisy said...

Wow, I am very jealous as my area does not have anything quite so cool...

Musings of a Mom said...

do you mind if I share this entry on the downtown Lima site?