Samos and I had planned to have lunch and then take a big walk or a rowboat ride. Unfortunately, my poor back, mentioned in the previous post, was still a bit ailing, and I was afraid to do anything that might make it worse. I don’t have backaches very often, but when I do, the most helpful thing is doing nothing. Nothing at all except reading my book and sipping comforting drinks – usually copious cups of tea. So we had lunch and went on a little walk instead of a big one – this time, through the Rose Garden by the zoo. It had been several years since I had been there, and I had quite forgotten how lovely it is.
I particularly liked the funny topiary trees. You can see one in the top of this picture. They reminded me of the landscape in fairy books I had when I was wee.