We missed the right turn, thought about continuing home, but the left hand flicked the blinker while the right hand pulled on the steering wheel. We drove around the block, parked, and entered Arlington Garden.
Even though traffic is rather steady along here, any invasive noises were quickly tuned out by what caught our attention—the abundance of colors; the thoughtfully meandering layout; the pleasing lines, curves and shapes seen in the paths, archways, and seating areas, and plants themselves; the dramatic light and shadows created by an afternoon sun. We felt a permeating sense of gentleness, calm, and serenity amidst vibrancy, creativity, silliness, and beauty. We wondered why we had not visited before; we regretted not bringing a book, a cup of joe or rooibos, and settling in for a good long sit…though we did enjoy a good long look.
Here are our pics:
296 Arlington Dr., Pasadena 91105
The garden is free to the public & open from dawn ’til dusk, 365 days a year