A colorful tropical plant that caught my eye
As always nature--even imported, artificially heated and misted nature--has a calming effect on me. I've never been one to get terribly stressed, although there were moments during my 18 years as a Real Estate Broker that I allowed unrealistic expectations regarding things over which I had no control to add stress to my life. It was during a particularly difficult period, of many foreclosures and houses selling for less than people paid for them three years before, that I first became a member of the Botanic Gardens and the Colorado State Park system. I could pack a lunch and disappear in the forest, mountains, tropical flowers or Japanese gardens for an hour and return calmer and ready to realistically face the facts of the situation.
Even the art and sculptures in the gardens have a calming effect.