Helen’s Garden is one of my favorite city parks. Located in the historic section of League City, Texas, it is situated along busy Main Street with a steady stream of bustling traffic. However, the moment I walked into the beautifully landscaped entrance, the sense of passing time and the swishing sound of fast-moving cars disappeared. I was transported into a space of beauty, peace, and tranquil silence.
There was a brick walkway surrounding the lush landscape with benches for sitting and reflecting scattered throughout. A small koi pond with a soothing waterfall was in the center of the park and I could feel the relaxation deep in my soul as I continued to walk.
Beautiful pink winter roses were in bloom and dispersed around the markers explaining the name of the park and in whose honor it was dedicated.
Normally, I would not have spent so much time in a city park such as this. My initial purpose was to shoot some photos and practice with a new camera. Instead, I found an oasis that introduced me to myself again. Sometimes our paths take us to unexpected places–the location may not be what we had preconceived or even go according to plan. Sometimes, those paths affect us in our hearts and minds and become a memory that stays with us, maybe even haunting us. Helen’s Garden was a time for me to stop and reflect on a new direction, a change within my psyche that will hopefully propel me in directions I might not have considered before. We all need such a place from time to time. I hope you enjoy these images from Helen’s Garden.
Until the next adventure.