My husband and I work for two different entities that are both located at Dublin City University. We walk around the same grounds and, technically, we see the same things. It turns out though, that we see completely differently what is right in front of both of us. Funny how that is. 🙂
I tend to look at the trees, shrubs, flowers, and whether the environment feels inviting. It’s no secret that those things bring me joy, so I seek them out. My husband, not so much.
This whole conversation came about when I asked my husband if he liked how the crocus were planted among the daffodils, as we walked past them. Maybe you can guess his response: “What crocus?” followed by “and what daffodils?”. These flowers are in front of the Nurses building where we often meet for lunch. I love the combination! How did he not *see* them?
I love the tall structure of the evergreens along the pathway.
I really like the grounds at DCU. I love seeing flowers. I think they create an inviting atmosphere no matter where they are.
If there is “sun” in the weather forecast I throw my camera in my bag, because you just never know what you might see on your lunch-time walk.
Take this ornamental cabbage, for example! What a pleasant surprise to see this in the park. I must try growing these at some stage because it is wonderful to have some color in the garden at this time of year.
The loop around the park is a wonderful walk during lunch break. It is peaceful and beautiful.
But if you look closely underneath the trees, you will see these lovely crocus:
The tete-a-tete were just starting to bloom when I took these pictures last week.
I call the above picture “anticipation”! So much bloomin’ potential!
I hope you enjoyed “seeing what I see” while walking around DCU.