the garden in my backyard revisted

Flashback Friday

This post was published 3 years ago on this same date, 26 March 2018 in my previous blog, All Things Bright & Beautiful. I am sharing it in this space as my contribution to Fandango‘s Flashback Friday.


Imagine a place where you can breathe ….

… a place where the healing power of trees embrace you

… a place for your thoughts to speak, with the time & space to hear them

… a place to proffer thanks, pour out your soul’s cares, raise prayers

… a place to reflect, rejuvenate, recharge

I know how lucky I am to be living next to the Singapore Botanic Gardens.  We do try to do it justice by walking, running & playing here as often as we can.


This is also my contribution to


  1. What a gorgeous place! I felt more relaxed just looking at the photos, especially the one with the benches under the tree and all the flowers in the background. Reminds me of Descanso Gardens in southern California.



    1. I looked up Descanso Gardens – it looks rather fabulous! Is it closeby to where you live, Janet?

      Noticed that it lists mountain lions & bears as wildlife home to the gardens – have you spotted any?


      1. Unfortunately Descanso is in southern California, so a day’s drive from me, but our daughter and son-in-law until this year lived in Pasadena, not far from the gardens. I did not see any mountain lions or bears! 🙂 I have seen bears in Wyoming where we go in the summer and have heard, although not seen, a mountain lion.


  2. Dear Ju-Lyn — This is my first visit to your blog, and how grateful I am. Your prayerful words have centered me, and your beautiful photos ground my thanksgiving. I particularly love the three benches aligned under the white crepe myrtle blossoms: a beautiful composition and a true invitation to join you. Blessings.


    1. Carol Ann – I am so touched by your words which encourage deeply.

      Having written this post 3 years ago, it feels like no time has passed at all; except that the trio of benches is no longer there – I assume for the purposes of safe distancing.

      Some things have changed. Some have not. Not always for the better. But there you have it.


  3. This is so beautiful! We all need this space to simply be present and be with nature. Thank you for sharing it to us 😊✨


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