An Unexpectedly Delightful Walk
Today was the second day of the Summer Institute and I only went for the one session my friend was giving. I tried parking in a different area of campus as I knew getting there as late as I did I would not find parking anywhere close to the conference center where the Institute was taking place. The spot I found was probably as far away as I would have otherwise had to park but the walk to the building was much more pleasant.
The first nice thing I noticed about where I chose to park was that the whole small parking lot I found was shaded. The second thing was that instead of having to walk in the sun along a paved road I would be walking across a grassy common in the shade. And then there was the fountain.
Just a short way across the common, next to a glade with benches upon which to sit and enjoy the spot, was a large fountain. The fountain spilled into a coy pond and the live plants growing in and around the pond were just beautiful.
I stopped, suddenly not worried about being late, and took several pictures of the peaceful scene. This close up of the water lily is my favorite.
After admiring the fountain and pond a moment longer, I headed on to my friend's session and arrived just in time.
Image Credit » DW Davis