I wasn’t able to take these photos on the day I wanted to because the cleaning crew was in this tiny little park with about three guys, equipment, and a huge truck blocking the entryway and I was running late for my appointment. So I had to go back two days later to capture some of the beauty of Sam Murphy Park on Boca Grande.
You can walk the whole pocket park in less than five minutes and this tiny shaded enclave is just so peaceful and pleasant. My last photo here shows a spider web, which I only saw on my third walk around, proving that the slower we take life, the more we absorb. Two things made me especially happy, seeing the black lab on my way out and noticing the colorful oxidation and patina on the copper pennies in the pond.
I am in need of these little islands of peaceful paradise just like this one as I am deep in the midst of creating my next “life” AND I am barely keeping my head above the quicksand that is all the photography editing needed to catalog my various art works over the past ten years. Whew!!! The park was created by the Gasparilla Island Conservation and Improvement Association and named after local environmentalist Sam Murphy. What a gorgeous spot for recording any special moment or memory.
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