VanDusen Gardens in Vancouver where my husband and I recently went to celebrate our anniversary.
We were delighted to be greeted by this couple clinging to each other in a lovely work of fluid bronze by George Lundeen called Departure.
Luggage beneath the man's arm indicates a journey ahead. The couple seem weary but content to wait on the bench for transportation that would carry them away to unknown destinations.
The vehicle was driven by an enthusiastic volunteer guide who knew every tree and stem. Ironically, the area was once a golf course she explained maneuvering us with ease down the winding pathways.
Here are some of many sights we saw along the way, including a very important gardener (pictured at right) who is one of several keeping the landscape flourishing with flowers and greenery.
We saw a variety of water lilies in cream, peach and pink. Tiny droplets of earth must have splashed on the petals when it rained earlier.
We returned to the inseparable couple locked in time on the bench.
The two seemed so compelling and relatable. Wherever our travels take us … have we not all felt this at home in the arms of someone trusted?
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