Today I drew my favorite place. Years ago, Janie took me to the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island and I quickly fell in love with it. It’s a large public garden with a meadow, reflection pond buzzing with dragonflies, moss forest, tea house and zen garden, etc. It’s the most beautiful and lush place I’ve ever been and I could wander the grounds all day. Since the firs time we went, I’ve been back a handful of times. I love to take photographs there, and each time I see something new and beautiful. I love to sit on the tea house bench to write, think and bask in the clean energy that surrounds this peaceful space. I dream of wandering through with a wife and kids, a Sunday afternoon outing with my family.
My favorite part of the reserve is just as you walk out of the forest, to the sight of a large pond with a weeping willow dipping its branches into the water and the main house in the not-too-far distance, peeking through the trees.