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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?”

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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!

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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.
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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).

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

Check out the R.B.G. website after the jump
http://www.rbg.vic.gov.au/home

Posted by NoreenA 06:26 Archived in Australia

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