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Royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne

Currently Playing: "Baby, I Love You" -- Aretha Franklin

sunny 25 °C

“And the weather’s so breezy
Man, why can’t life always be this easy?”


Wake up, first thought: “What shall I do today?” F-R-E-E-D-O-M unbeknownst to me. How many people can wake up, secure and safe, and do whatever they’d like? Not a many. And I realize that life will not always be this breezy, and that is why everyday I actively choose what I want to do, when I want. In my short 22 years, I have always had to go to school, or go to practice, or write a paper, or report to some job or internship. Sure, I am “working” here, but I am free as free can be. Free to go to the park on a Thursday!


The Royal Botanical Gardens is where I found myself on such a free day, surrounded by trees for miles and plenty of lush green grass. The sky was glimmering, the air fresh, and the warm sky beaming upon my face.

The park is enormous and the most famous botanical garden in all of Australia. The garden itself is comprised of many non-garden-like areas as well as breathtaking natural gems: several areas are dedicated to native and non-native vegetation, Australian World Wars Memorial, live music venues, places to eat, shop, an outdoor movie theatre, the Governor's mansion, and heaps of places to escape-- all of which are truly stunning. And there’s a brilliant lake in the middle of the gardens. We stayed in the park for several hours relaxing, exploring, and indulging (thank you ice cream truck man watching Rocky).

We could not have drawn a more beautiful day. What a beautiful, beautiful life.

Check out the R.B.G. website after the jump

Posted by NoreenA 06:26 Archived in Australia

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