Angel's trumpet tree inside the tropical atrium at DBG
After the campaigning, after the countless nights in front of the TV, after election eve with friends agonizing over each new set of state returns, and after the jubilant champagne toast as the winner was declared, we were mentally and physically exhausted! We slept a lot the first few days and then on Saturday we needed to get outdoors. We chose one of our favorite places for relaxing the body and clearing the mind, the Denver Botanic Gardens. We arrived just in time to catch the weekly Saturday morning guided tour. This week it was a tour of the tropical atrium and the cloud forest room. I've always loved the atrium but now I know names of a few more plants.
The main path to Monet Pond flanked by berry-filled trees
We walked for almost two hours inhaling autumn crispness, mourning the increasing bareness of the trees and enjoying the seasonal appearance of the muted colors of dry grasses, all with their own kind of beauty. My DBG membership provides me endless hours of tranquility in the midst of a most chaotic world.
Dry grasses and plants in the Southwest garden.