The element of water, Descanso Gardens, February 20, 2017

Walking through a garden in the rain and inhaling the clean air is the perfect way to rejuvenate.  There’s a certain trail I like to take that leads up a steep hill, through the tall grass and eventually to a special spot where I’m enveloped within the low hanging branches of the oaks.  A vibrant yet peaceful energy resides here, and it’s my favorite place to stop, get grounded, take a few cleansing breaths and tune into the environment.  Doing this heightens my senses.  I quickly become even more receptive to sounds, smells, textures and a whole other world.  It's amazing what nature can do for the mind, body and spirit.  Add to this the element of water with the falling rain and it’s even better then a day at the spa!