I took the afternoon off from work to visit the Charles Schultz Museum. Schultz is the creator of the Peanuts cartoons. I’d never been there before and was excited to see all the goodies they had inside. But when I got there, I discovered the museum was closed. At first I was upset. But then I saw the life-sized Charlie Brown. Things were better once we joined heads.
I had the afternoon wide open and thought, “Now what?” When things don’t work out like I want them to, what helps is for me to be open to other possibilities lurking off to the side of my expectations. I call it, Not This But That. I suddenly got the inspiration to visit the Luther Burbank house and gardens. Luther Burbank was a famous botanist/scientist who developed a huge amount of fruits, flowers, and vegetables. I’d never been there, so off I went.
His house was open, so I toured the amazing looking gardens. I discovered two trees that were in love. As you can see in the picture, one tree stretched its branch to another tree. The enamoring was pretty clear.
Another bonus was that there were plants for sale. I bought two small sunflowers for a dollar and brought them home. I planted them in my backyard. I got the sense they really love being there.